|Sally G., Co-op Member|
|Awesome, awesome, awesome! |
This was such a truly enjoyable field trip for our whole family. Rob Cross and the other historians on staff are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.
First you are invited in to look at the many artifacts, pictures, and uniforms on display in the museum. And then there is a short movie as a beginning reference of the events that took place there, before you start the tour.
As the tour begins, they lay out the whole Battle of Franklin for you, on the grounds, as you are reliving it as you stand there. Most of the wood on the house is original, and you are able to see the bullet holes through it, as well as the out buildings on the property.
Amazingly there are no plastic runners or ropes in the house as you tour through. While you are asked gently not to touch the personal items in the house, you are invited in as guests and not "customers". You are able to see everything up close, and ask questions, and learn about everything in the areas in the house that are on tour (which is most of the 1st floor).
After the tour, there is of course a gift shop to see. Items are incredibly reasonable considering that it is an "attraction gift shop". The items carried, and the prices, make this a home school families' virtual "candy store" of educational resources and fun!