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Carter House

1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
+1 615-791-1861
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The Carter House was built around 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter. By the time of the Civil War it was a large agricultural operation. In the years leading up to the Civil War nearly thirty slaves lived and worked on the farm. The Carter home and property was consumed by the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. One of the Carter sons was mortally wounded during the terrible fighting and died in the house two days after the battle. House tours and battlefield tours are provided daily and 360 days a year.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
+1 615-791-1861

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing tour of the house and family caught in the middle of the Battle of Franklin. The tour guide was one of the best I've had.

Thank irvingtonevk
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Carter house was in the middle of the battle, the house and outbuilding have hundreds of bullet holes and some cannon damage. The guide was knowledgeable and provided a good description of the troop placements and activities during the battle.

Thank IAhawktraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Franklin a few months earlier and visited the Lotz meuseum so we decided to come back to the Carter house. I glad that we did. Our tour guide was amazing. I was a little disappointed because there is not as much to...More

2  Thank Anichols39
Reviewed 1 week ago

The front lines of both sides fought 50 yds apart around the Carter House while the occupants and their neighbors were huddled in the basement. Great tour and history.

Thank Svensk11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to see Carter House in Franklin, TN for many years after reading about the home and the battle of Franklin in a Civil War magazine many years ago. Our guide did an outstanding job and was quite informative. The house is rather...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went at 10:00 a.m. and we were able to get into a 10:30 group. There were 17 people in our group, any more would have been too many. Adam, the tour guide handled everything well, he was very knowledgeable. The tour takes an hour,...More

Thank ycnanb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to learn about the battle of Franklin in the Civil War, this is the place to go. Our guide Mr. Vandyke was super knowlegeable. I left there knowing more about this battle than I have ever heard before. Although the house is...More

Thank candace58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can do a $6 walking tour of the grounds on your own or pay the ticket price for the house & grounds tour. The Carter cotton gin site is just a couple hundred yards southeast of the Carter House.

Thank Kraig M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk from the Lotz Hpuse is the Carter House which housed about 20 family and neighbors during the 5 hr intense Battle of Franklin. Don't miss it!

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the Civil War sites we have ever visited this ranks as our favorite. The tour guides are amazing. Their knowledge invaluable. The fact that Carter family not only lived through the ugliest battle of the Civil War that happened literally in the front...More

Thank Leanne B
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9 April 2017|
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Response from MikeMChattanooga | Reviewed this property |
Tickets can be purchased for all three attractions at the first one you visit. Doing that saves you something like $11 per person.