The Carter House

Franklin, Tennessee

   The Carter House, built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, was caught in the swirling center of one of the bloodiest battles of the War Between the States. The Registered National Historic Landmark was used as a Federal Command Post as the Carter family hid in the cellar during the hours of battle. . . Franklin . . . a bloody combat . . . a turning point in a decisive campaign . . . the beginning of the rapid downfall of the Confederacy.

   Heavy casualties totaled 2,326 Federal troops and 6,252 Confederates, including 12 Confederate Generals and Captain Tod Carter, young son of the Carter family. Carter was taken from the battlefield to the home where he later died.

   The Carter House Farm Office is recognized as being the most battle-scarred building left standing from the War Between The States. The structure is riddled with bullet holes from the Battle of Franklin
(30 November 1864).

   The McGavock Cemetery at the historic Carnton Plantation is the Nationís largest privately owned Confederate Cemetery and the resting place of 1,500 slain soldiers. The United Daughters of the Confederacy hold the deed to the site and carefully maintain it for the public.

A visit to this historic battlefield includes a video presentation and battlerama, museum, and guided tour of the house and grounds. The Carter House is recognized as one of the South's most noted historic landmarks in Tennessee.

Tour Information

Admission charge. Group rates available.

Open Monday through Saturday:

April - October . . . . . 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November - March. . . 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Open Sunday:

April - Oct.. . . . 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nov. - March. . . 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Carter House is located 18 miles south of Nashville

The Carter House
1140 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, Tennessee 37064

For more information call:
(615) 791-1861

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