The Carter House

Built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, the house was the site of one of the bloodiest battles during the Civil War on Nov. 30, 1864. The modest brick home was commandeered to be used as the Federal Command Post while the Carter family, and two neighboring families, took refuge in the basement. This Registered Historic Landmark has been open to the public since 1953, and serves as a memorial to the Carter Family, as well as the countless heroes of the Battle of Franklin. Open daily. Guided tours available.


1140 Columbia Ave
Franklin, TN 37064
United States