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Carnton, Franklin

4.6
Built as a typical plantation house, then transformed into an army hospital, Carnton is now a museum for Civil War enthusiasts. The museum is divided into three exhibits: the Battle of Franklin Trust, dedicated to the five bloodiest hours of the war; the Carter House, a brick home where one of the cruelest battles took place; and Carnton Plantation, property donated by the McGavock family as a memorial to the deceased. A nearby cemetery holds the graves of hundreds of soldiers. The Carter House is a setting in Robert Hicks’s novel "The Widow of the South." Arrange to visit Carnton and other attractions in Franklin using our Franklin visit website .
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  • So much history in one house. Beautiful home and grounds. Well worth the time and the fee to tour this home. The gardens are beautiful. If the home and yards could talk they would tell us about grueso...  more »
  • The Carnton Plantation is a beautiful place to visit. The house is cool and its surroundings are serene. Our tour guide shared a lot of interesting information and had a good sense of humor. The tour ...  more »
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  • Pricey, but the long tours are very worth it. Our tour guide was amicable, intelligent, and had an answer to everyone’s questions. A lovely yet sobering reminder of a dark history. The grounds were well maintained and clean bathrooms!
  • An excellent place to learn of Civil War history. Hopefully by learning from the past we as a nation will not let this sort of strife return. The past is presented here in a manner that respects and enhances our growth as a nation.

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