Tour the Carnton Plantation

The Civil War Battle of Franklin

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Learn about the Civil War from the viewpoint of its victims during this fascinating tour


  • The Carter House
  • A stop At The Civil War Town of Franklin
  • The Carnton Plantation


  • Hotel Pick-up
  • Fully guided and professional tour


  • Meals and beverages
  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • Pick-up is available at most Nashville hotels
  • Please be ready in your hotel lobby 30 minutes prior to the tour time
  • Call to reconfirm your Hotel Pick-up when you arrive in Nashville

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Nov 25 2016
Learn a little, or learn a lot from this very informative Civil War tour. Lots to see, lots to hear, and certainly, lots of fun for everyone.
Oct 07 2016
Sep 27 2016
all guides at the properties and graylines were excellent in their own ways
Sep 02 2016
The bus driver was great. The only problem was the unknown soldier video was jerky due to the air conditioning. But by then I had burned out on the Franklin battlefield.
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The Battle of Franklin included the bloodiest hours of the Civil War. Your tour will take you to the Carter House, a modest farm house that was ground zero for this historic fight between the Union and Confederate Armies. Hear the stories of the soldiers who fought and died in these fields, and walk amongst the buildings still standing while bullet-riddled walls testify to the savage nature of conflict. You will spend time in the quaint town of Franklin to shop, eat, and view historic sites on your own. You will begin to understand how the residents of Franklin, the Civil War town of 750 people, emerged from their homes on the morning of December 1, 1864 to find over 9,500 casualties.

You will then journey to the Carnton Plantation, ordered to be a Confederate field hospital by a Southern General, then offered as an eternal memorial to the Confederate soldiers by the Mistress of the house. The McGavocks and their two children were both victims and heroes of the war as told in the New York Times Best Seller, "Widow of the South." The tour of the house, the narrative descriptions of the fateful day, and the aftermath of the war will leave an emotional impression on every visitor to this plantation.

Pickup & Starting Points

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