Franklin civil war tour from Nashville
Culture & history

Franklin civil war tour from Nashville

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn about the Battle of Franklin and the Civil War
  • Visit the Carter House and the Carnton Plantation
  • Stop in the Civil War town of Franklin
What to expect

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

The Battle of Franklin included the bloodiest hours of the Civil War. This 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'll also spend time in the quaint town of Franklin to shop, eat, and view historic sites on your own. Here, you'll 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.

Afterwards, 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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Roundtrip transportation
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 4-11)
    • Infants (ages 0-3): free admission
    Where

    Riverfront Train Station, 108 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, United States

    Meeting point:
    Please meet at the Riverfront train station 15 minutes ahead of departure time.
    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Gray Line Tennessee
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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