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Civil War History Tour – The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee

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Activity provider: Gray Line of Tennessee

Civil War History Tour – The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee

Activity provider: Gray Line of Tennessee

From £77.43 per person

Experience the place where one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War took place: Franklin, Tennessee. Visit three historic Civil War-era homes, hear gripping stories, and get the unique perspectives of soldiers and civilians alike.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Take a trip back in time to explore the history of the Civil War in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Experience Live History: see the bullet holes and cannonballs from the bloodiest battle in the Civil War!
  • Walk through three homes sites involved in the Battle of Franklin
Full description
On this tour, we'll pay a visit to what was Ground Zero for one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. This is a trip back in time to three of the homes that stand to tell the tales of the epic battle of Franklin, Tennessee: The Carter House, Lotz House and the Carnton Plantation. All three of these beautiful mansions are unique examples of Civil War-era architecture, which house unique stories of heroism and war as well as antiques, bullet holes and the occasional cannon ball indentation! After exploring some of these impressive architectural monuments, have lunch on your own between tours of the homes in the historic downtown district of Franklin. See a new side of the Civil War era in the deep south, and make this a day you won't soon forget!
  • Admission to the Lotz and Carter Houses and Carnton Plantation
  • Gratuities
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  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Guests are expected to be in their lobby half hour before the tour start time
  • Guests are expected to reach out 24 hours prior to tour time to arrange pickup
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The tour is worth it. Family stories really made the effects of the battle come alive. Wondering about how they can include enslaved people's stories into this expereince. That to me would make this a more authentic expereince. Unable to go to last house becasue of a flood. Substituted with drive by of famous houses. Not what I wanted.

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10 January 2020

Everyone should take this tour! It is incredible how the general public was drawn up into this battle, hiding in their own cellar. And seeing the bullet holes gives you chills. Our driver, (wish I could remember his name), was great. He suggested a great place for lunch and gave us interesting commentary on the city of Franklin. We enjoyed this tour very much and it was definitely worth the price. It was also very convenient to be picked up at our hotel!

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25 August 2019

The tour guides were very knowledgeable.

19 May 2022

Product ID: 21154