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Fort Granger Park, Franklin

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#7 of 10 in Historic Sites in Franklin
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  • Interesting part of Civil War history but not very well maintained. Very difficult to read historical markers and overgrown which is too bad. Newer walkways are being put in.  more »
  • make no mistake, this is a GREAT Civil War site! Preserved Union fort on the north end of Franklin-so much is still there to see! Great to step back in time. There is a wonderful walk across the river...  more »
  • When we visited, there was only a single swath mowed connecting some of the markers. Did not see the open fields shown in some of the other pictures which others have posted. This was not a very inter...  more »
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  • Beautiful landscape. A lot of natural vegetation so the city did a good job of properly maintaining! Overlook spot of Pinkerton Park, and Downtown Franklin. 3 benches at good spots to relax. Family friendly. A connected trail to the park and the train tracts that overpass the river. (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) Good for exploring, discovering history, and just having fun
  • As a person that enjoyed history I truly appreciate the fact that this fort has been preserve for years to come. A must see when in Franklin. Now it's not gated or managed like other well known battle sites which to me makes even better. The trenches well preserve sharpshooter holes and so Sally ports in Canon bunkers are still visible. First you should read about the battle. Print out a map of the layout of the old fort. Please stay on the boardwalk provided by the parks department. Then image yourself there during the battle. Thank you to those that maintain this fort.
  • It was ok. Not much to see other than some signs to read about the history of the former fortification, the earthen berm and a peek at the river. It's probably a bit more scenic in the summer when it greens up. It does connect to Pinkerton Park for those wanting a longer walk or a place for kids to play.
  • Very well kept landmark. It leads right into a local park. Good place for walks, hiking, running and biking with lots of history. There are also a large variety of insects like caterpillars for those that enjoy seeing all varieties of nature.
  • I loved it because there was no fee! And great short trails to explore.
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