Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin Bus Tour
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.
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.
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.
- What methods of transportation does the Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin use?
Air conditioned Grayline bus.
- Is there any walking involved?
- 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.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin?