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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location:Nashville, Tennessee
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Civil War and Plantation Tour from Nashville

Step back in time to 1864 and the Civil War’s Battle of Franklin on this guided, 7-hour tour from Nashville. The Battle of Franklin was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army. On this tour, see the bullet and cannon ball holes as well as the battle-scarred floors that still bear witness to the carnage of this dark time in history. Spend time in the town of Franklin to shop, eat and view its historic sites. Nashville hotel pickup and drop-off included.


  • Civil War and plantation tour in Franklin from Nashville
  • Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the Battle of Franklin, known as the five bloodiest hours of the Civil War
  • Visit the Lotz House and Carter House, which were used in the war and still have bullet holes and blood stains
  • Tour the Carnton Plantation and learn about its role during the Civil War and in the years that followed
  • Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach included
  • Great tour for history buffs!

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What You Can Expect

Civil War and Plantation Tour from Nashville

Carnton Plantation

This full-day tour begins with a hotel pickup in Nashville in an air-conditioned coach, followed by a 30-minute drive south to the town of Franklin.

Once in Franklin, visit those sites close to where the Union and Confederate armies fought during the Civil War. Hear stories from the knowledgeable guide about the Battle of Franklin, fought on November 30, 1864 and known by many as the five bloodiest hours of the Civil War.

Visit the Carter House, which served as the Federal headquarters during the battle, and the Lotz House, which became a makeshift field hospital after the war. Both places have been refurbished, but still show their battle scars from the war with bullet and cannonball holes as well as blood stained floors and walls. 

Then, spend time in the town of Franklin to shop, eat (own expense) and view some of its historic sites. From there, it’s off to the Carnton Plantation, a 48-acre farm which also served as a Confederate field hospital after the Battle of Franklin. A graveyard for the Confederate soldiers that perished remains — the largest private Confederate cemetery in the United States.

A return trip to Nashville ends this historic tour.

Customer Reviews

Linda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

American history was very well presented. This tour was educational, relaxing and somewhat entertaining which I didnt expect to be entertained We thoroughly enjoyed it, Linda from Arizona

Darlene K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a very interesting tour. It was unbelievable what went on during that time in our history. So much death and injury.

Marlene S P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

FANTASTIC!!! Guides were super - it was like reliving the past in person

Candace L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was such a great tour and to hear the history and see the areas where the War was fought was very moving. The tour guides and bus driver were very informative and interesting. I recommended it to everyone I talked to. This is one tour I will remember for a very long time.

Sarah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide Terry was amazing and the tour itself was very interesting and we learned a lot. I really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone visiting Nashville.

Judith S P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I had a mixup on this tour... My fault. That said, we ended up visiting two of these houses on our own and thoroughly enjoyed the information. Visiting Franklin Tn to see and hear about the events that took place here is a must. If I go back, I will do this tour because the guides provide so much more information and background.

Linda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

If we all had history teachers like the guides on this tour, we would all know so, so much more about our own country! They are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable people we have ever come across in our travels around the world. They put you in the time and place, as well as the struggles of the people who lived and died in Franklin. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone who thinks they know the history, who would like to know the history and especially for those who think they don't care at all.

Debera S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Tara M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We really enjoyed the tour. All of the guides were so knowledgeable and the experience was very emotional.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I took my Granddaughter and her friend on this tour during her birthday visit to Nashville. She's 20 and I thought it might be a little boring for her but she loved it. The whole Franklin, TN area has soooo much history. Enjoyed the homes that we toured. Especially enjoyed the tour guide at the Lotz House. The Van driver was very knowledgeable - great service.

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