Civil War And Plantation Tour From Nashville

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Get an inside look at the bloodiest hours of the American Civil War on this tour from Nashville to Franklin, the site of the famous Battle of Franklin in 1864. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the wars dark history as you visit the Lotz House and Carter House, which still bear bullet holes and blood stains. Youll also tour the Carnton Plantation and learn about its role during and after the war, when it became the country's largest private Confederate cemetery.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Youll be picked up from your Nashville hotel in the morning and taken by comfortable coach to Franklin, a nearby city that played a key role in the American Civil War.

Visit sites near where the Union and Confederate armies fought and hear stories from your 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.

Stop by the Carter House, located at the center of the Union position during the battle. The house and its outer buildings still show hundreds of bullet holes.

At the Lotz House, which became a hospital after the battle, see cannon ball holes and bloodstains on the floors and walls, which bear witness to the savage nature of this horrific conflict. After touring these houses, you will be able to imagine how the residents of Franklin felt when they emerged from their homes on the morning after the battle to find more than 9,500 casualties.

Next, enjoy free time in the quaint town of Franklin to shop, eat (own expense) and view other historic sites. You will then journey to the Carnton Plantation, ordered to be a Confederate field hospital by a Southern General and then made an eternal memorial to the Confederate soldiers by the mistress of the house.

Now, the plantation is home to the largest private Confederate cemetery in the US. Tour the plantation with your guide and hear narrative descriptions about that fateful battle and the aftermath of the war.

After your tour, youll be taken back to your Nashville hotel.

Inclusions for Civil War And Plantation Tour From Nashville

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission to sites per itinerary

Exclusions for Civil War And Plantation Tour From Nashville

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch (Lunch is on your own in downtown Franklin.)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Lunch on your own in downtown Franklin.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Incredibly interesting overall and the guides for each site were passionate, funny and told some really great stories, keeping us entertained throughout.

  • The driver was knowledgable and entertaining. The 3 tour guides on the places we visited cared about the history and made the trip worth every penny.

  • The driver was very rude.

  • Entertaining, yet very instructional tour made the Civil War come alive.

  • It was a wonderful trip from start to finish! We learned a lot about the battle and visited some beautiful homes. Our driver and tour guide was great and gave us so much information. It was an outstanding tour.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed this tour! While it was an all day adventure we didn't even realize the time because there was not a dull moment. Each of the guides including our driver did an excellent job of taking us back in time and painting the scene for us with their insightful knowledge. A day well spent!

  • Loved this very moving and great historical information.

  • Great tour but too rushed. No time for shopping downtown. Between each tour quite rushed. Tour guides very interesting. Only a half hour for lunch in between house tours.

  • A very touching and informative trip. However, it would be nice if more time was given to explore. We did the 3 part tour and most of the talk was repetitive.

  • This tour is very interesting! You get to see beautiful Franklin and it is so nice to have someone drive you there, drop you off and enjoy.

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