5 based on 2 reviews
The compelling story of the times, the family, and the fine antiques of the Civil War era.The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee, at “the epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle of the Civil War on November 30, 1864. Join us as we step back into Civil War history.
This house is beautifully built and has a rich history surrounding the Battle of Franklin. The tour guide was dynamic and extremely informative! He not only spoke about the Lotz family history and house, he also spoke of individual soldiers stories from both sides of the civil war. This is a nice place for a short visit (about an hour tour) where you learn a lot.
4.5 based on 89 reviews
Nestled among 100 acres of farmland and rolling hills is one of Tennessee's hidden treasures. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the mansion, or a walk through the fields where the Battle of Spring Hill raged, peruse extensive gardens and grounds, hike nature trails, and see outbuildings including one remaining slave quarter. The site also includes a historic 1855 barn, and two cemeteries. There is so much to see and explore! Rippavilla is a Greek Revivial style mansion built in 1855 by Nathaniel and Susan Cheairs. The main house is over 10,000 square feet, and is filled with many original furnishings and artifacts. Rippavilla is a must-see for anyone interested in the Civil War, Tennessee history, and southern agriculture.
My husband and I stumbled upon this tour while traveling, and we're so glad we did. From start to finish, it was excellent. Our tour guide was incredible - a wonderful combination of historian and storyteller. The history lesson before the tour began was wonderful, but nothing compared to the house. It's magnificent. The cemeteries are a slight drive from the house, but well preserved, and the slave cabin along the way is definitely worth stopping to look at.
5 based on 110 reviews
This is a fantastic spot for biking. There are several excellent trails. Also, at the moment there are butterflies everywhere. They were landing on our clothes, legs, and arms. There are some beautiful black ones. It was better than a butterfly house! There were men working on a new play area that looks like it will be outstanding.
5 based on 24 reviews
H Clark Distillery is creating hand-crafted spirits one small batch at a time. With a passion for quality and craft integrity, we take the finest grains and ingredients and transform them into the ultimate spirits experience. Focusing on quality over quantity, our creations include Tennessee Bourbon, Tennessee Black & Tan Whiskey, Tennessee Dry Gin and New Whiskey.
Four of us visited this fun, quaint distillery. We were visiting from San Diego our Brother and Sister-In-Law in Nashville and out and about looking for unique places and came upon the Distillery. Friendly personnel gave an informative presentation in the whisky and gin. Free to watch but $10 pp for tastings. A bit steep for the small amounts provided but oh well. You could also purchase bottles of their products as well, of course. If in the area, be sure to stop by.
4.5 based on 169 reviews
Tour guide was great, very informative. If you are interested in presidential history, this home is definitely worth a stop
4.5 based on 1 reviews
A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock. By the time of the Civil War, Carnton was home to John and Carrie McGavock and it was a large working farm. Over forty slaves lived and worked at Carnton in the years leading up to the Civil War. On November 30, 1864, the site was witness to the Battle of Franklin. Carnton became the largest field hospital in the area following the terrible battle, and in 1866 the McGavock Confederate Cemetery was established nearby. Today the cemetery holds the remains of nearly 1,500 Southern soldiers.
I love visiting old plantations and my husband does not, but he said this was o'kay. Lol The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was neat to learn about the family that lived here and the civil war battles here and around the area. Overall, the place is well-maintained and the tour was good.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
This is a nice park in Thompson's Station. It is nothing special but it's nice to have a safe, outdoor area to enjoy nature and get outside while still being in the suburbs. This is a clean, family friendly park.
4.5 based on 23 reviews
I had time before my tour of Rippavilla Plantation and decided to check out the shopping area. There were nice stores such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl's, Kirkland's, Maurice's, Books a Million, Target, and several restaurants. I ate at Johnathon's Grill and it was great and the wait staff were all very nice and helpful.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
Tennessee's best pick your own pumpkin patch! Lots of varieties of pumpkins to choose from! We have acres and acres of pumpkins!
I have been visiting this farm for 2 years for pumpkins. This year they changed there pricing to 0.49 cents per pound. For pick your own,really really steep. There patch is incredibly picked over. When I asked why the steep price increase I was told because of a national pumpkin shortage. Hmm... The national shortage is only for pie pumpkins and they are using that as an excuse to drive up prices. I am glad I have been able to support small local farms for pumpkins but will not be visiting again. For the money and experience goto Gentry farms they at least include a hayride. Have wonderful activities and a corn maize that you can't see all the way down the rows. Best of luck to this business in the future but they are going to loose their local customers,
4.5 based on 20 reviews
We love to browse in antique stores when doing road trips. This store is astonishing. We collect English tea cups and saucers and we found four different patterns and truly enjoyed walking up and down the aisles. The fellow at the front desk was very accomodating and has wonderful people skills. There are antiques, vintage, and collectibles. They are open seven days a week. It is located inside a vintage 1950s gym!
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