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Carnton Plantation
1345 Carnton Ln
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 794-0903
Yelp (30)
"Carnton Plantation is a haunting and historic landscape, and should be an absolute must on any visitor's Nashville itinerary. Canton Plantation is shown by guided tour, and visitors are walked through the home of the Widow of the South, Carrie McGavock. The past comes to life as all of the nooks..."


Valentina L.
Being a MEDIUM, I went here and it was quite sadly intense. Aside from sensing that there had been some sort of "BIG FIGHT OR WAR" here before I even knew... more
Cee D.
This is a fantastic historic site, which I had the absolute pleasure of touring almost annually as part of school visits. Since my childhood, the property... more
Aesha W.
I visited Carnton plantation as part of the Battle of Franklin three-site tour. This was my last stop on the tour for the day. The grounds are expansive and... more
More descriptions from the web...
"Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville mayor Randal McGavock (1768-1843). Throughout the nineteenth century it was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including President Andrew Jackson. Beginning at 4 p.m. on November 30, 1864, Carnton was witness to one of..."
"Carnton was built ca. 1815 by Randal McGavock (1768-1843), planter, political leader and mayor of Nashville. Named after the McGavock home in Northern Ireland, the house was greatly enlarged by Randal ca.1826. His son, John, later added the Greek Revival porches, one of which served as an..."
"A national historic landmark feat. Randal McGavock's mansion, used as a field hospital during the Battle of Franklin; a Confederate cemetery; & an 1847-styled garden. Hours: 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Sat.; 1-5 pm Sun. $7 adults, $6 sr. citizens, $3 children 6-12. For more information, call 794-0903."

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