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Civil War Tour from Nashville with Lotz House, Carter House, Carnton Admission

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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 war’s dark history as you visit the Carter House and Lotz House, which still bear bullet holes and blood stains. You’ll also tour the Carnton and learn about its role during and after the war, when it became the country's largest private Confederate cemetery.
  • See sites important to the Civil War’s Battle of Franklin
  • Your guide narrates Civil War and plantation facts as you go
  • Beat the heat, and ride comfortably in an air-conditioned coach 
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from Nashville included
What to Expect
This Civil War and plantation tour begins with a pickup from your Nashville hotel. Board a climate-controlled vehicle, and enjoy the ride to Franklin, which is about 30 minutes away. Your first stops in Franklin are at the Lotz House and Carter House. Hear stories behind both Civil War-era attractions, and listen as your guide tells you about the Battle of Franklin. Continue on, and enjoy some free time in Franklin before heading toward Carnton Plantation. The plantation served as a Confederate field hospital after the battle, and you can see one of the largest Confederate cemeteries there. Your Civil War tour ends with a drop-off back at your Nashville hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Nashville hotels

Directions: Please be ready at your hotel lobby at least 30 minutes prior to departure time. Hotel Pickups commence prior to this time.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
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  • Civil War & Plantation Tour from Nashville
  • Round-Trip Transportation Aboard Air-Conditioned Shuttle
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Admission to Lotz House
  • Admission to Carter House
  • Admission to Carnton Plantation
  • Free time to explore downtown Franklin or stop quickly for lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Gray Line Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Carter House
  • Entry/Admission - Carnton
  • Entry/Admission - Lotz House Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (Lunch is on your own in downtown Franklin)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Lunch on your own in downtown Franklin.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

We had excellant guides at all three houses, on the tour. Bus was very comfortable and convenient ( picked us up at the door of our hotel ). Our driver was great, he also added a lot historic facts and interesting knowledge. The story of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kranderdon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the tours we had at each of the sites we visited. Travelers beware that there is a lot of standing still involved. However, at two of the sites chairs were made available if needed. We really liked that we were picked up...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Flyer59786
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there! We’re glad that you enjoyed the Franklin’s Civil War Tour, but we’re sorry that you felt rushed by the driver to keep on schedule. We want all our guests to have a convenient, friendly and informative sightseeing experience and will share this feedback...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into history, this house is one of the must see stops in Franklin TN. I do not want to give away to much. The house it self is worth driving to see, the land and history of the trees and landscape are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Katrina G
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Katrina! We’re very glad that you enjoyed the Civil War tour. We’d love to have you visit with us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were picked up at our hotel. The driver gave us all kind of great info and history on the drive over. This is a must tour if you are a Civil War buff!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Abramble1
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there! We’re glad you enjoyed the convenience and history on the Franklin’s Civil War tour. We hope you’ll visit with us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault the tour at all, well worth the money. Bus driver was very informative and approachable as were all tour guides at each individual location. Downtown Franklin was closed on the day of our trip due to Labour Day activities and we were taken...More

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GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robbie. Thank you for your review of Franklin’s Civil War tour, and for your understanding about the holiday closings. We’re so glad that you learned a lot from your friendly and informative guides – please come back and see us again!

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30 August 2019|
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Response from Margaret W | Reviewed this property |
The gray line picked us up at Portland then went to another hotel, then the LOW campground another hotel and then took us to the gray line terminal at the train station for our hop on and hop off tour. Got the Civil War your... More
16 April 2019|
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A full day. I was picked up at my hotel about 8 am and was dropped off about 5 pm
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