The Carter House stood as a command post for the Confederate army during the Battle of Frankin in 1864. Today, it stands as a ... More
Carter House (The)
The Carter House stood as a command post for the Confederate army during the Battle of Frankin in 1864. Today, it stands as a reminder of America's Civil War. The red-brick structure, as well as other buildings on the grounds, still shows evidence of a bitter assault. Built in 1830, the fully restored home offers a look into life in the war-torn South. Inside you will find period antiques and architecture. There is also a museum, gift shop and visitor center.
We were 2 Couples. When it eas suggested to go to the Carter House, I thought it would be another old house. Was I ever wrong. I have been to many historical sited. This was one of the top 5.
While on the tour the guide brought me back to December 1864. My mind wandered and I was back in time. His words and the actual house helped creat this effect.
It wasa worth our time and money. The film at the end was good too. If you are in the are in the area, consider stopping in!
I was amazed by the unbelievable amount of historical information I learned at the Carter House. I was not looking forward visting another historical place since we saw just about everything else, but was presently surprised by this one. I would recommend this one to anybody. Great and interesting tour guide with a wealth of information and history.
we have toured civil war sites all over the country and this was by far the best and most interesting we have been to --NO trip will top this site----guide was informative and passionate----a definite must
Don't expect too much out of this "top" destination in Franklin, TN. First thing you'll find is weeds growing all over the fence located by the main entrance. Staff however is very courteous and nice enough to let you know that the tour ($10 per person) takes about 1.5hrs. However, you can go around the premises and take pictures (without a guide) for free. Negative on this is that you'll have to come up with your own story about the history behind the buildings inside the property (no descriptive plaques except for two with information about generals that stayed at Carter's). Gift shop is also open and is conveniently located by the front door. The tour includes access to museum and a short video.
I was impressed by the wealth of knowledge and showmanship displayed by the museum guide. His very animated guided tour around the grounds included anecdotes, quotes, humor, but above all a sobering and detailed account of the horrific battle waged here by our fellow Americans.
Many of the buildings and their contents have been preserved from the period of the Civil War.
A very educational trip. If you are in the area, I highly recommend dropping by for a few hours. The Carter House and battlefield are right on the main road.
The place is just historic. That's really what it's all about. It's fascinating to see the actual bullet holes, see the place where the family buried their treasure. If you read alot about the Civil War, it's a great place for it to come alive for your kids. Great visit ~
We went as a group of 4 adults and 2 children, and each one of us found the tour and self-guided exploration interesting and indeed fun. Even my 4 yr old, who loves zoos and animals, (not much of a history buff yet)loved the tour. I would highly recommend this tour.
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