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This Civil War and plantation tour begins with a pickup from your Nashville hotel. Board a climate-controlled vehicle, and enjoy the ride to Franklin, which is about 30 minutes away.

Your first stops in Franklin are at the Lotz House and Carter House. Hear stories behind both Civil War-era attractions, and listen as your guide tells you about the Battle of Franklin.

Continue on, and enjoy some free time in Franklin before heading toward Carnton Plantation. The plantation served as a Confederate field hospital after the battle, and you can see one of the largest Confederate cemeteries there.

Your Civil War tour ends with a drop-off back at your Nashville hotel.
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Carter House
Lotz House Museum
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Learn more about the Civil War and the Lotz House, Carter House, and Carnton Plantation, with a guide to show the way. This Civil War tour includes round-trip transport from your Nashville hotel, all entrance fees, and guided commentary for a stress-free trip from the state capital.
  • See sites important to the Civil War’s Battle of Franklin
  • Your guide narrates Civil War and plantation facts as you go
  • Beat the heat, and ride comfortably in an air-conditioned coach 
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from Nashville included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
The Best!

Awesome tour and our guide made the stories come to life. She shared the history through the personal stories of the home owners. We huddled in the cellar and listened to the story of the bloody 5 hour battle. If you love history it’s a...More

Thank Debra B
Shauna H, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Debra! Thank you for the review and the kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! Come back to Nashville and see us again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Civil War Platation

We enjoyed it. We did a lot of walking and learned quite a bit. It is not too far from downtown. It was a hot day outside at the time. we would probably enjoyed it better in the Fall.

Thank dereksantiago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tour of Carter Home and Franklin Civil War site

My husband and I toured the 3 Civil War homes on our vacation, which was booked thru Grey line from Nashville. The tour driver gave us a lot of history before we got to site. He was very thorough and informative. When we got to...More

2  Thank Martha M
Shauna H, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Martha! Thank you for the great review and for letting us know what you enjoyed specifically. We'd love to have you and your husband back again! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tour of the Carter Home

The tour was interesting and informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable and offered very interesting true stories that made it entertaining as well..

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The plantation is beautiful and tour guides are knowledgeable. We enjoyed this tour immensely. And the Confederate graveyard is something to behold.

Thank Becca O
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Shoesrchocolate | Reviewed this property |
The bus was small and only had capacity for maybe 15 people. There was only 6 of us on the tour. We went Memorial Day week.
Gayle H
4 June 2018|
Response from Martha M | Reviewed this property |
From about 9:00-4:30 with one hour for your own lunch downtown Franklin.
Sue M
4 May 2018|
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Response from rob5759 | Reviewed this property |
you see three different places and do lunch in franklin so takes whole day from 9-430
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