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Carnton Plantation

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Address: 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN 37064-1438
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+1 615-794-0903
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton Plantation was built in...

A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton Plantation was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock and was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including President Andrew Jackson. By the time of the Civil War, Carnton was home to John and Carrie McGavock. On November 30, 1864, the site was witness to the Battle of Franklin. Carnton became the largest field hospital in the area following the terrible battle, and in 1866 the McGavock Confederate Cemetery was established nearby. Today the cemetery holds the remains of nearly 1,500 Southern soldiers.

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Part of three part Historic/Civil War tour

The tour was very informative and educational. They have made it know that every soldier buried in the cemetery is due all of the respect and reverence and have maintained and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cldBeach-46
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Spring Hill, Tennessee

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour was very informative and educational. They have made it know that every soldier buried in the cemetery is due all of the respect and reverence and have maintained and restored gravestones.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As Civil War buffs, my husband and I had long desired to visit Carnton Plantation and the cemetery and grounds. Our tour guide, Lisa Billingsley, was incredible, and her passion for what she does was so evident. She brought this beautiful place to life and filled us in with so much information. We're so glad we finally got to visit,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful plantation house with lovely grounds and good information on the Battle of Franklin. The tour guide was passionate about the place and willing to share her excitement with us.

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Kentucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took 18 friends on bus to visit - had a great visit but had to do a very quick tour because of late arrival.

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Daleville, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We viewed the Eastern Flank battlefield, but to tour the house was more costly than touring Andrew Jacksons Hermitage, so we passed. They also did not offer a military discount.

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EricJacobson, CEO at Carnton Plantation, responded to this review

Actually the cost of a house tour at Carnton is $18, which is $2 less than The Hermitage. Also, we do offer a $2 military discount, so I apologize for whatever transpired, but there are inaccuracies in this post. More 

Wallingford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An immersive civil war experience. The tour guide was one of the best I've ever had. He did a great job telling the story of the people who once called Carnton home and explaining historically significant aspects of the home. The mansion was used as a confederate field hospital and one of its defining features is bloodstains still visible in... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't be happier with the tour & guide... this truly brought the days around 11/30/1864 to life.

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Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carnton Plantation should be on anyone's itenerary when visiting Franklin, TN. There is ample parking for both small and large vehicles. The grounds are immaculate and the house is well maintained by the staff. It's definitely worth paying the admission price for the tour. The tour guides there were very knowledgeable and explained in great detail about the Battle... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carnton is the site of two of the most powerful stories of the Civil War. In November 1864 Hood's Confederates attacked Schofield's Army of the Ohio just north of Carnton. After multiple horrific charges, Hood's surgeons took over Carnton as one of the primary hospitals for his wounded. It is believed over 300 men were in the house, and untold... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Civil war lesson while you tour. If you enjoy history you should check this place out and learn about the family whose house became a war hospital. Blood stains still remain on the wood floors.

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