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Octagon Hall Museum/Kentucky Confederate Studies Archive

6040 Bowling Green Road, Franklin, KY 42134, USA

The antebellum home was utilized as a campsite by the Ky. Orphan Brigade when evacuating Bowling Green, Ky. Feb. 1862. Union armies encamped the home and grounds repeatedly throughout War. Confederate soldiers were cared for by the owner, Andrew Jackson Caldwell, throughout the War. It was used as a hospital and recovery site for Confederate soldiers after skirmishes in Simpson County.


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6 Miles North of Franklin, Ky. 13 miles South of Bowling Green, Ky on US 31-W

Visitor Services

Restroom, gift shop, picnic area

Regular Events

Candlelit Halloween tours Last two weeks of October, Living History Last weekend of Sept.

Available Interpretation

Signs, trails, tours, docents, sitemaps, brochures

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Admission Fee

Adults $5.00, children (6-12) $1.00, children under 6 free


Wednesday - Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M.-3:30 P.M.



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