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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Very impressed with the guided tour at the Carter House. Joseph was our guide and he is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell very passionate about the history he was telling us. Interesting...
Very impressed with the guided tour at the Carter House. Joseph was our guide and he is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell very passionate about the history he was telling us. Interesting... more »
Getting a glimpse of the magnitude of a single family's experience in the midst of war. TourGuide knew so many details and the event came alive. Highly Recommend.
Getting a glimpse of the magnitude of a single family's experience in the midst of war. TourGuide knew so many details and the event came alive. Highly Recommend. more »
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of The Carter House. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was quick to answer our many questions. She told us about the horrific battle that took place on the grounds of the property. She pointed out the bullet holes in the walls and furniture. I took photographs of the outside and of the grounds. They do not permit pictures to be taken inside of the big house. They do allow photos to be taken in the small house and log house. From the inside one of them, you can see the enormity of the bullets fired. If you are in the area, you won’t regret checking it out.
Wonderful! We visited the Lotz House across the street and decided to come here too! The guide was wonderful and informative. We have purchased tickets to the other Battle of Franklin Homes as well.
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