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Grave Matters Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Franklin, Tennessee, United States

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    90 minutes

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    October 22, 2016 at 7 p.m.

  • Starting Location

    4th Avenue North and North Margin Street

Highlights

  • Hear the stories behind the stones at Franklin’s historic Rest Haven and Old City cemeteries.
  • See the legends come to life on this walk through history.
  • Watch costumed actors portray many interesting people.

Guide

Trip Info

Enjoy a unique look into the rich history of this region on this cemetery tour. This tour is available at anytime upon request, however, once a year, costumed actors portray many of the cemeteries’ most interesting people. On Saturday, October 22, 2016 take a fascinating look into the history on a 90-minute walk through special sites.

You will be introduced to many of the characters such as the Carters, a father and son whose home is the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin. Learn about the two Georges, Grummond and Cuppett who fought on opposite sides of the War and are remembered for different reasons. You will believe it is brave teenager Fannie Courtney herself explain how as a Union sympathizer tended to the Union wounded at First Presbyterian Church.

Along with the cicl war stories, see the grave and learn about Anarchy Cowles, a freed slave. See the marker of the two infant Marr sisters, whose short, tragic lives are commemorated by a broken shaft. We will also visit the grave of the Unknown Civil War soldier whose remains were uncovered at a Franklin construction site in 2009 and later re-interred at Rest Haven.

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