History in Our Backyard

Franklin may be a small city but there is LOTS of history here…and it’s just in our backyard at The Grove! Here are a few of our favorite Franklin historical must-sees:

Carnton Plantation

Built in 1826, the Carnton Plantation is known for shaping Tennessee and American history. During the civil war era, the plantation was witness to one of the most violent battles and served as the largest field hospital in the area for hundreds of wounded soldiers.

The Carter House

Just south of downtown, you will find the Carter House. The one-and-a-half story brick landmark is one of Franklin’s most historical gems. Fountain Branch Carter, a local business and farm owner built the home during the historical Civil War era. During the Battle of Franklin, the home was taken over by Federals to use as their headquarters during the violent combat. The home is now dedicated to the remembrance of the Carter family and the soldiers who fought in the battle.

Leiper’s Fork

A quaint village that embodies simple living, Leiper’s Fork is a Registered National Historical District that showcases a few standing remains of 19th century Williamson County architecture. Travel back in time and enjoy authentic country cooking, friendly merchants, and family fun entertainment!

The Lotz House

Built in 1855, the Lotz House stands today as another survivor of the repercussions the Civil War left on the small town of Franklin. When touring the home, visitors will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Lotz family past while viewing every room and learning about the heritage of historic furnishings, fine arts, and antiques.

Franklin is a historical gem…and that’s why we love it so much! What’s your favorite historical site in Franklin?

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