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Carnton, Franklin

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Battlefield · Historic Site
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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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  • Best Tour Guide Ever! We visited Carnton House & Confederate Cemetery. Our Guide Jenny was incredibly informative and insightful. She not only gave historical information - She personalized the... 
    Best Tour Guide Ever! We visited Carnton House & Confederate Cemetery. Our Guide Jenny was incredibly informative and insightful. She not only gave historical information - She personalized the...  more »
  • This was probably the best tour I’ve ever been on. Our tour guide Cheri was awesome. She was very informative and told the history of the family and house in a way that was totally captivating. We’ve....  more
    This was probably the best tour I’ve ever been on. Our tour guide Cheri was awesome. She was very informative and told the history of the family and house in a way that was totally captivating. We’ve....  more »
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  • I am so glad we decided to take the tour. The highlight of our trip! Our guide (can’t remember his name) was so knowledgeable. It was so interesting! The history here was unbelievable! Thank you!
  • Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the home was beautiful and authentic to the time period! Loved the garden. Cemetery a must see. The history interesting and amazing. Difficult to describe in a review.

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