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Carter House, Franklin

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Tour the Federal-style Carter House, the site of the U.S. Civil War Second Battle of Franklin in 1864. Completed in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, the house is now a Tennessee State Historic Site. During the battle, the Carter family hid in the basement while gun fire blasted through their home. The Carters' son Tod fought and was mortally wounded in the battle. As you tour the house, you can view the room where he died, as well as the more than 1,000 bullet holes left in the house from the fighting. Note that the grounds' famous cotton gin is no longer intact. The home is close to other historical sites, such as the Lotz House, where you can learn more about the battle's impact on Franklin. If you are interested in visiting these different sites, look into purhasing a Carnton Plantation value package for discounts. Put Carter House into our Franklin online holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Franklin.
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  • My wife and I had been to the Carter House in the past but, it had been about 15 years. There has been a major change at the Carter House. Most of the original battlefield has been bought up by severa...  more »
  • Our guide showed a true passion for the history of this town and home. Prepare to be amazed at the sheer volume of the story. A must stop if in the area! The town itself is worth a visit as well with ...  more »
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  • My husband and I love history! Our tour guide David was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I definitely recommend this tour for anyone who wants to know more about the Civil War.
  • This place is amazing and so worth the hour tour. Wonderful and informative tour. We took the extended tour and enjoyed our guide and the grounds.

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