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

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Nashville, US
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Nashville, US
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Experience the haunting history of the American Civil War on this captivating tour from Nashville to Franklin. Delve into the bloodiest hours of the war as you explore the Carter House and Lotz House, still bearing the scars of battle. Hear the stories and see the bullet holes and blood stains that serve as a reminder of the war's brutality. Visit the Carnton Plantation, transformed into the largest private Confederate cemetery in the US, and learn about its role as a field hospital during the war. Step into the shoes of the residents of Franklin as you witness the cannon ball holes and bloodstains at the Lotz House. With an expert guide by your side, this tour offers a unique opportunity to understand the impact and aftermath of one of America's most significant conflicts.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Inside look at the bloodiest hours of the American Civil War
  • Visit historic sites with bullet holes and bloodstains
  • Learn about the role of Carnton as a Confederate field hospital
  • Tour the largest private Confederate cemetery in the US
  • Experience the savage nature of this horrific conflict
  • Round-trip transportation from nashville aboard air-conditioned shuttle
  • Admission to carnton plantation
  • Admission to lotz house
  • Learn about the battle of franklin and how it included the bloodiest hours of the civil war
  • Admission to carter house
  • Spend time in the quaint historic town of franklin to shop, eat, and view historic sites on your own
  • Visit 3 historical homes located in the town of franklin, tn
  • 7-hour guided civil war & history day tour from nashville
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (lunch is on your own in downtown franklin)

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Experience the harrowing tales and historical significance of the American Civil War on a gripping tour from Nashville to Franklin. Embark on a journey back in time as you explore the Lotz House, Carter House, and Carnton, three pivotal locations that witnessed the bloodiest hours of the war in 1864. Immerse yourself in the stories of bravery, sacrifice, and resilience that shaped the nation's history forever. Led by a knowledgeable guide, prepare to gain a profound understanding of this dark chapter in American history.

What to expect?

During this comprehensive tour, brace yourself for a deep dive into the American Civil War. Be captivated as you learn about the dramatic events that unfolded during the Battle of Franklin through gripping narratives and vivid storytelling. Visit the Carter House and Lotz House, standing as poignant reminders with bullet holes and blood stains still visible on their walls. Wander through the Carnton plantation, once a Confederate field hospital and now home to the largest private Confederate cemetery in the United States. Prepare to be profoundly moved by the personal stories and firsthand accounts shared by your knowledgeable guide.

Who is this for?

This tour is a must for history enthusiasts, curious travelers, and anyone with an interest in understanding the impact of the American Civil War. By providing a comprehensive overview of the battle, this experience appeals to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are a passionate history buff or simply seeking to expand your knowledge, this tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the physical evidence and hear the emotional accounts that define this pivotal moment in American history.

Why book this?

Book this tour to immerse yourself in the rich history and poignant stories of the American Civil War. Delve into the hidden corners and lesser-known aspects of the conflict as you explore the battlefields and historical sites with an experienced guide. Gain a profound understanding of the sacrifices made and the enduring impact of this war. By visiting the Lotz House, Carter House, and Carnton, you'll witness firsthand the scars that remind us of the brutal reality experienced by soldiers and civilians alike. Come away with a deeper appreciation for the resilience, bravery, and spirit of those who shaped our nation's history.

Good to know

Prepare for a day filled with fascinating insights and powerful emotions. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves walking around historical sites. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the poignant moments and picturesque surroundings of each location. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour's departure time. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be transported back to your Nashville hotel. This tour encompasses a total duration of 420 minutes, allowing ample time to absorb the historical significance of each site.


Travelers who have embarked on this extraordinary tour have been consistently overwhelmed by the profound impact it had on their understanding of the Civil War. Visitors praise the knowledgeable and passionate guides, whose storytelling brought the events to life. The Carter House, Lotz House, and Carnton plantation left an indelible impression, with visitors captivated by the preserved bullet holes and bloodstains that bear witness to the horrors of war. This tour offers a chance to pay homage to the fallen soldiers and gain a deeper perspective on the turbulent times that shaped the nation's identity.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

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You’ll 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.

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Carter House

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.

Admission Included


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, you’ll be taken back to your Nashville hotel.

Admission Included

Lotz House Museum

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.

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4.5 (357)


All the tour guys were great in each of the stops! Everyone knew their stuff. Our bus driver was great,


A fun 7 hour tour. Bus driver was very friendly, dependable, and knowledgeable. Tours of the 3 homes were so interesting with excellent guides at each place.


Just the rich history. Loved seeing how people lived back in the day. I really love that you can still see the damage and get a feel of what it may be was like for the families.


Needed more time to shop and eat. Driver didn't assist much with wheelchair. The rest was nice. Learned a lot about Civil War.


The driver was informative and engaging. Great tour of the event of Nov 30 1864. I had no idea how impactful this battle was to the civil war. All your guides were great!


Visiting this area was a dream for me. All the historical information regarding the families and the armies surrounding and fighting right on top of them was extremely interesting. The docents truly live and breathe the history of those times of the Civil War.


Great tour, very knowledgeable guides! Very grateful to have learnt so much about the American civil war. Very recommended!


Great tour with great hosts. Very knowledgeable and very timely. Everything went as was specified and promised. Can't tell you how rare that can be.


The bus driver/tour guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and kind hearted. I would go on any tour with him again, making history fun is a gift.


We could not hear the tour guide on the transport!! Very poor audio. Also guide would walk away with several people while others were getting off the bus. We missed dialogue.. This was a poor trip and would like a reimbursement. Other people complained.
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