Built in 1826, historic Carnton Plantation is most famous for its role as a field hospital during and after the 1864 Battle of Franklin.
Okay, Carnton is a little off the beaten path when you're staying in east Nashville, but I'm here to say that for Civil War and any kind of history buffs, this is the place to go. Scene of the beginning of the horrific Battle of Franklin (Nov 28 1864). House served as field hospital. Faded blood…
If you're interested in Civil War history, this is a must see. Situated just north of downtown Franklin, it was at the heart of the Battle of Franklin.
“Site info one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War - you’re sure to learn some things about this war that you didn’t know before! Carnton Plantation tour can be combined with Carter House. ”
“Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market is a good way to start your weekend in Franklin. Small, quaint and super easy parking.”
“The original movie theatre of Franklin, the Franklin Theatre was completely restored a decade ago and is the home of the Franklin Historical Foundation. The theatre features first run and classic movies, as well as live music. We have an original illustration of the theatre in the guest house dining area. If nothing else, it’s a cool place to take some Instagram selfie Stick!”
“The charm of this old pharmacy building alone makes it a must visit, but the food and live music round out our favorite downtown dinner spot! ”
“Located just a few blocks from the cottage, Pinkerton Park has a one mile looped paved trail, canoe access to the Harper River, ADA certified playground, acres of open play areas, pavilions, pedestrian bridge over the river that connects to downtown, and access to Ft. Granger Civil War site. A family favorite, ”