Civil War History

Franklin offers rich Civil War History,  giving insight into the Batlle of Franklin, the last great battle of the Civil War. Tour over 200 acres of battlefield and house museums that tell the history of that fateful day in 1864.

Clouston Hall (Gallery 202)
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

Joseph Reiff designed Clouston Hall, which was built by Edward G. Clouston in the 1830s. For many years it was

Thomas Cartwright’s Battlefield Tour
Located in Franklin

Thomas Y. Cartwright, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the Battle of Franklin, is offering personalized walking tours of

Lotz House
Located in Franklin

The Lotz House is TripAdvisor’s No. 1 rated attraction in Franklin. Lotz House is located in the heart of downtown

Gray Line’s Civil War Tour
Located in Nashville

The Battle of Franklin is known as “the five bloodiest hours of the Civil War.” On this tour hear the

Franklin On Foot Tours
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

The best way to experience Main Street’s architecture, the local history and the interesting stories of the past is a

Battle of Franklin Driving Tour
Located in Williamson county

The Civil War driving tour brochure is available at the Williamson County Visitor Center and describes important sites pertaining to

Battlefield Walking Tour
Located in Franklin

This Battle of Franklin walking tour will take guests to at least seven different locations on the battlefield. Tour guides

Carter House
Located in Franklin

In 1830, Fountain Branch Carter built a brick farmhouse just south of downtown Franklin for his small family. On November 30,

Carnton
Located in Franklin

On November 30, 1864, Carnton was witness to one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War. Everything the

Battle of Franklin
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

The Greatest Story of the Civil War The Battle of Franklin was one of the bloodiest battles of America’s Civil