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Nashville Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin Bus Tour

(5.0) Based on 21 reviews
108 1st Ave S Nashville, TN 37201
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Nashville Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin Bus Tour
Detail The tour lasts approximately 7 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Cameras are Permitted
Nashville Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin Bus Tour Schedule Schedule
Nashville Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin Bus Tour
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Nashville Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin Bus Tour Photos (17)
The image depicts a historical reenactment featuring individuals dressed in period military uniforms operating cannon artillery amidst billowing smoke likely simulating a battle sceneThe image depicts a historical reenactment featuring individuals dressed in period military uniforms operating cannon artillery amidst billowing smoke likely simulating a battle sceneThe image depicts a historical reenactment featuring individuals dressed in period military uniforms operating cannon artillery amidst billowing smoke likely simulating a battle sceneThe image depicts a historical reenactment featuring individuals dressed in period military uniforms operating cannon artillery amidst billowing smoke likely simulating a battle scene
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McGavock Confederate Cemetery on the Civil War Tour: The Battle of FranklinMcGavock Confederate Cemetery on the Civil War Tour: The Battle of FranklinMcGavock Confederate Cemetery on the Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin
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From visiting the battlefield of Franklin to the Carter House and Carnton Plantation, the Civil War historical tour offers an in-depth look into both the American Civil War and the prevailing culture of the Tennessee area during the mid 19th century. Book the Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin Bus Tour to experience history in Nashville and learn about this significant Civil War battle.

Your bus tour begins with transportation to downtown Franklin, which is a modern and quaint town brimming with shopping boutiques, restaurants, and tons of history from the Civil War era. Of course, every historian will agree that the intrigue of Franklin relies on its historic past which saw the bloodiest battle and bloodiest hours of the Civil War era.

You will get an inside look and actually walk along the famous Franklin battlefield tour where on December 1, 1864, there were over 9,500 casualties in just five hours and thousands more were wounded in battle, making it one of the bloodiest battles in American History during the Civil War. Hear stories about families caught in the middle of the war and the emotional and physical strains the war had on them. Embark upon a battleground tour and hear stories of both the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought and died while at the site of the conflict. Spend some time at the Carter House, a historic site which was a modest farmhouse that became ground zero in the historic fight between the Union and Confederate army. Afterward, you'll get time to discover the town of Franklin on your own before heading to investigate the Carnton Plantation, ordered to be a Confederate field hospital by a Southern General and an eternal memorial for those who were treated there.

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When you take the Civil War Tour, you will visit some of the most famous Civil War landmarks in the area and hear little-known stories about the sites. Your exciting look back in history includes a visit to the famous Franklin battlefield, the historic Carter House, and the Carnton Plantation. The tour gives you an inside glimpse of the area's culture ranging from pre-Civil War times through the end of the war. You can actually walk along the hallowed ground of the battlefield where it is estimated that hundreds of men lost their lives and thousands more were wounded in battle. Hear stories about families caught in the middle of the war and the emotional and physical strains the war had on them with the story of the 'Widow of the South', which follows the trials and tribulations of the McGavock family and gives a harrowing insight into the effects the battle had on its citizens.

 Pass By  Carnton Museum near Nashville, TN
Experience a remarkable journey into America's past at Carnton, a historic plantation house and museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Roam the beautifully preserved Antebellum mansion, stroll picturesque gardens, and honor fallen soldiers at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. An immersive Civil War story unfolds with moving experiences that make history come alive. Perfect for history enthusiasts and curious explorers alike!
 Pass By  Carter House Museum near Nashville, TN
Visit the Carter House Museum in magnanimous Nashville, Tennessee - a remarkable peek into the gut-wrenching chapters of the Civil War. This historical attraction transports you back to the 1864 Battle of Franklin, reflected through captivating exhibits and preserved space. It's more than just a house; it's an integral piece of America's storied past. Guaranteed to engage history buffs and casual visitors alike.
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 Pass By  Franklin: A Suburb of Nashville
Discover the charm and beauty of Franklin, a picturesque suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. Steeped in rich history, Franklin offers a blend of timeless architecture, stunning natural scenery, fuss-free hospitality, and vibrant local culture. With its array of unique boutiques, delightful eateries, and historic sites, Franklin provides a tranquil yet captivating retreat just minutes from the heart of Music City.

The Civil War was an incredibly emotional and dramatic time during the country's history, and this Civil War History Tour will allow you to re-live the emotion and drama from that era on this fateful day and the aftermath of the war. This is a great way for children to learn about the Civil War as well as for adults to get an in-depth and more personal look at the war and how it affected actual lives.
When you return to Nashville, be sure to enjoy a more lighthearted adventure. Discover the history of country music, take a cruise along the Cumberland River on the General Jackson, or explore Downtown Nashville. You are certain to have a great time by combining history with tons of fun.  

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The Civil War - Battle of Franklin
Available 5/30/2024 until 12/31/2024 View Detailed Schedule
Reviews
 5.0   |    21 reviews
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Gladys Jackson
Spearfish, SD
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"Would highly recommend"
All8 of us really enjoyed the franklin civil war trip. Excellent guides and a great history lesson! Would highly recommend.
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Robert Yaro
Fort Mcmurray, AB
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"I throughly enjoyed this tour"
I throughly enjoyed this tour. The driver was informative in his descriptions of what we would be seeing. Each of the guides at the historical sites were informative and knowledgeable. A change that could be incorporate, lunch in downtown franklin instead of the strip mall, would have allowed more choice of where to eat and the opportunity to visit the town square, historical downtown franklin.
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Brian & Jacquelyn Dreher
San Jose, CA
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"We learned alot and would go back"
Great detail of the battle history every place we stopped. We learned alot and would go back with others if the opportunity came up again.
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Betsy Williams
Washington, MO
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"EXCELLENT!"
Excellent! Our tour guide at the carter house, alan, was absolutely the best guide we have ever had! His heart is in his job and he made the battle come to life for us. Alan, we agree....It is hallowed ground.
Frequently Asked Questions for Nashville Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin Bus Tour:
  • What methods of transportation does the Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin use?
    Air conditioned Grayline bus.
  • Is there any walking involved?
    Yes, there is walking done at each of the three historic homes.
  • Approximately how long does the Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin last?
    The entire experience lasts approximately 7 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin?
    Yes.
  • Is Nashville Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin Bus Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes, the bus is ADA-accessible. The first floors of the historic homes are ADA-accessible, but there are stairs that need to be climbed to reach the second floor.

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