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Octagon Hall Museum, Franklin

3.7
#69 of 73 in Museums in Kentucky
An antebellum landmark with unique octagonal architecture. Used as a sanctuary and hospital by Confederate forces during the WBTS. Restored interior/exterior main dwelling and associated outbuildings. Research library, artifacts and memoribilia, relics. Known for various paranormal activity.
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  • I meant to stop and had been following signs. I was past it before I saw it and decided to keep going as it looked run down. Might be a good stop but I won't' know this trip.  more »
  • Such a remarkable experience to visit such a unique and historic piece of history. Curators love visitors and will chat about the history and or hauntings as long as you will listen, lol! I had troubl...  more »
  • My family and I thought it was well worth the stop. Tons of history and a beautiful home, still in the process of restoration. The caretaker was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour is self guide...  more »
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  • Historical and lovely architecture. Good place for Civil War enthusiasts to visit.
  • Interesting, still undergoing restoration, informative staff. Beautiful setting.
  • We loved this historical haunted house. The guide was awesome.
  • I have yet to visit the Octagon House and am extremely interested in doing so. You see, I am a CALDWELL and paternal records indicate relatives in Ky. and Ohio. I AM at odds by Harriet Morton Caldwell being represented as mistress of this house. The true history should list Andrew and his first wife, Elizabeth Akers Caldwell as featured owners. Elizabeth had quite a hand in the building of the house. I have a lot of questions remaining about family and hope to see this house in the near future. I hope you take my posting to heart, I feel a correction should be made.
  • Very intriguing building steeped in history. My wife loves that it is haunted

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