Built in 1826 by former Nashville mayor Randal McGavock, this home was the site of the gruesome Battle of Franklin. On Nov. 30, 1864, Tennessee's Confederate Army furiously assaulted the Federal army, which was entrenched along Franklin's southern edge. The resulting battle, believed to be the bloodiest five hours of the Civil War, involved a massive frontal assault larger than Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. Open daily. Tickets: adults $15, ages 6-12 $8, ages 6 and under free; extended tour $25.