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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.
We really enjoyed the tour. All of the guides were so knowledgeable and the experience was very emotional.
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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.
It rained on this tour, but even with that we loved it!!! Thankful for our safe, wonderful driver who avoided the interstate as much as possible! Loved that! The guides at the Carter house and the Lotz house were great!! Had never heard about the Battle of Franklin, but now I know. So sorry the Lotz family felt fear in the South and moved. What a loss for TN!
Very informative and great narrators that are very committed and serious about the story that they tell about the battle of Franklin!
A series of three visits to three buildings at the centre of one of the least known but viciously fought encounters of the later stages of the conflict. Effectively an integrated series of tours with a break for lunch. Three impressive well informed guides who showed genuine enthusiasm for their subjects. Augmented by a friendly knowledgeable driver.
This was a superb tour - the driver picked us up on time and was knowledgeable and willing to share info while traveling to our destination. The plantation was a great tour and , the Lotz House tour w/TJ was super .
It would have been nice to be dropped off in town to have lunch - instead of at a shopping center where there were 2 restaurants but ones we have @ home. When on vacation we enjoy trying local fare (ribs, BBQ etc) otherwise we would recommend VIATOR to friends and family
I had a wonderful day learning about the Franklin Battle. Each of the three houses had a professional tour guide. Our bus tour guide had a video that prepared us for the tours and he pointed out sites on the road. It was informative and interesting. The only disappointment was our lunch stop was not in the historic town of Franklin. I would have loved to have a short time to explore the shops. Our actual lunch site was good but I had expected to explore Franklin. In all this was a great tour. I highly recommend it.
Had a great time on this tour. The tour guides at each of the homes were funny and very knowledgeable. My only suggestion would be to have more chairs available for those who cannot stand for long periods of time, of which there were a few on our tour. Other than that, we look forward to taking another Nashville tour the next time we're in town.
Not as listed on site did not stop for lunch in the town but at a small mall type area.But still a very good trip
This was a great trip telling the story of the Battle of Franklin through the eyes of three families and the houses (which we visited) that they lived in. It was really bought to life by the guides at the houses and the tour driver. It was a small group of about 10 of us which means there was time to ask questions and really explore the houses. I would thoroughly recommend this trip.
You would have to be real Civil War buff to love this tour. I enjoyed learning about the battle, but it was too long and too repetitive. I think they are making an effort to diversify what is talked about, but still need to do better. Again, no photos allowed inside. Our tour guide at the Lotz House was a well known expert on the Civil War. I've seen him on the History channel, but as I write this, I can't think of his name. There are no seats available for resting. If you have bad knees or arthritis, this will be a challenge, but doable.
We thought was going to be very interesting there was not enough outside where the battle was fought each house the tour guide repeated over the same story about the battle fax the tour was far to long for what was being shown the middle tour guide was just boring. It's a sham