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The Carter House

1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064, USA  | More on: Franklin »

Built in 1830, the Carter House was the location of the 1864 Battle of Franklin. The house and grounds, which served as a Federal command post before the battle and as a hospital after, are today preserved on ten acres. In this evening battle lasting only five hours, 6,000 Confederate soldiers, including six generals, were killed. More than one thousand bullet holes are still visible from the battle.


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From I-65 take exit 65; take Highway 96 into Franklin. At Courthouse Square turn left on Main Street; turn left on Columbia Avenue (State Route 31 south). Entrance off West Fowlkes Street.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, gift shop, museum, guided tours, film.

Regular Events

November, battle anniversary events; first weekend in December, candlelight tour of homes.

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Admission Fee

Adults: $15.00, Seniors (over 65): $12.00, Children (6-12): $8.00, Children (under 5): Free; Grounds tour only: $5.00


(April-November) Monday-Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Sunday: 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.; remainder of year closes at 4:00 P.M.; Closed: Sundays in January.



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