Nashville Civil War Tour

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Duration: 7 hours
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Learn about the history of the American Civil War (1861-1865) on this guided tour of the city of Franklin, just 35 kilometres from Nashville. In this activity, a professional guide will accompany you for approximately 7 hours in groups of about 24 travellers.

An air-conditioned vehicle will pick you up from Nashville to take you to Franklin, a city famous for the Battle of Franklin in 1864, considered one of the greatest tragedies of this conflict. You will visit the city and historical sites such as the Carter House and Lotz House, which still bear traces of the battle.

  • Depart Nashville in an air-conditioned vehicle for Franklin, just 35 kilometres away, where the activity will take place.
  • Walk with a professional guide for approximately seven hours on this tour, which allows groups of about 24 people.
  • Marvel at the town of Franklin through Civil War landmarks such as the Lotz House and the Carlton House.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Round trip transfer from Nashville by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to Carter House
  • Entrance to Carlton Plantation

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Step by Step

Discover one of the bloodiest episodes of the American Civil War on this guided tour of the town of Franklin, scene of the Battle of Franklin (1864). Departing from Nashville in an air-conditioned vehicle, you'll arrive at the town in half an hour by road to begin this activity that lasts about seven hours and is conducted in groups of about 24 people.

Your professional guide will take you on the tour and tell you about the bloody history surrounding the town of Franklin. The military campaign was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army.

With this reservation you will gain entry to three historic sites in the American city that still bear traces of the Civil War:

  • Carter House: The Carter House, now open to visitors, was located in the centre of Union's position and still shows hundreds of bullet holes.
  • Lotz House: The house, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of historic downtown Franklin, at "ground zero" of the Battle of Franklin.
  • Carnton Plantation: The Carnton Plantation, home of the McGavock family during the battle, still stands and is open to the public. It was one of 44 Franklin homes that served as a hospital.

These are among the few places still standing from the events of the Battle of Franklin that you will have the opportunity to visit.

During the day, you will also have free time to wander around the city on your own to eat or shop in the many shops.


· 206 Reviews
  • N
    (0 Reviews)
    Very, very informative. I've been there before, but each time I learn something new. The teenagers loved it. The guides made history come alive for all of us.
  • C
    (0 Reviews)
    This is the best tour we have ever taken. The driver and the guides were very nice
  • E
    (0 Reviews)
    We had never heard of this pivotal Civil War battle, but we learned of the Lotz House when we visited nearby Nashville.
  • R
    (0 Reviews)
    We enjoyed learning about the Battle of Franklin and wished we could have taken pictures in the houses.
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