Hear Civil War Stories at Carnton Plantation Carnton Plantation
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Hear Civil War Stories at Carnton Plantation Carnton Plantation
Hear Civil War Stories at Carnton Plantation
$18+  .  Today, 9:00a - 5:00p

Hear Civil War Stories at Carnton Plantation

$18+  .  Today, 9:00a - 5:00p

Carnton Plantation was at the center of the Civil War's Battle of Franklin, and visitors can learn about its history through numerous tours.

By Kelly Thomas
Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville mayor Randal McGavock. However, its legacy is ultimately tied to the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864, for it served as the largest field hospital in the area for hundreds of wounded and dying Confederate soldiers. Visitors of the Plantation can hear more about its history on any number of tours. The 60-minute Classic House Tour is offered daily for $18 and includes a guided tour inside the home, as well as access to the grounds, outbuildings, family cemetery and garden. If you are a history buff, there's also the 90-minute Behind the Scenes Tour that provides a glimpse into areas of the home not seen on the Classic, or you can opt for the 90-minute Extended Tour of the house and grounds.

Carnton Plantation
1345 Eastern Flank Cir
Franklin, TN 37064
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9:00a - 5:00p

Sunday 11:00a - 5:00p
Monday 9:00a - 5:00p
Tuesday 9:00a - 5:00p
Wednesday 9:00a - 5:00p
Thursday 9:00a - 5:00p
Friday 9:00a - 5:00p
Saturday 9:00a - 5:00p
$18+
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