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One of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War
Franklin is a city just south of Nashville, in Tennessee. A key site of the American Civil War, it’s home to 2 properties exploring the 1864 Battle of Franklin: Carter House and Carnton Plantation, which includes the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. The 1858 Lotz House contains a large collection of 19th-century furniture. Downtown’s Main Street is lined with galleries, antique shops and restored Victorian buildings.
Franklin is an amazing destination for history buffs! From incredible historic homes at the center of the Battle of Franklin to the iconic Franklin Theatre built in 1937, you’ll love exploring this historic town.
ONE DAY IN FRANKLIN
Only have one day to explore Franklin’s history? No problem! Visitfranprod have rounded up the most visited historic stops to offer a great overview of the Battle of Franklin and beyond.
• Visit Carnton and Carter House, two unique homes that played a role in the Battle of Franklin. Each tour offers fascinating stories of the battle and moving accounts of that fateful day from the families that lived at both homes. Pick up tickets for both homes for only $30 from the downtown Franklin visitor center!
• Stroll down historic Main Street to see beautiful architecture ranging from the pre-Civil War era to the early 1900s. Be sure to visit Public Square to see the old courthouse and the Fuller Story markers to learn about African-American experiences throughout Franklin history.
• Don’t miss the iconic Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge! Located about 15 minutes from downtown Franklin on the historic Natchez Trace Parkway(milepost 438), the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge boasts gorgeous views all year long. The Natchez Trace Parkway is part of the National Park Service and follows a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, settlers, and more. If you have time, take the Natchez Trace to Leiper’s Fork, a quaint village with great shopping and local food.