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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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