Custom tours

Screen Shot 2017-05-29 at 10.22.26 AMIf you have the time, perhaps you’re in town for the weekend or a few days, and you’re interested in a more personalized or custom approach – and you want to get your Civil War geek on – then you will want to engage me (Kraig McNutt) as your Civil War sherpa, to custom-design and deliver a very personal and off-the-beaten-path approach to Civil War Franklin.

I have been leading tours of historic Franklin and the related Civil War sites for over 15 years. I combine several elements to design the perfect tour:

  • Knowledge of the local history, both military and social
  • Passion for the Civil War and mid 19th century history
  • Integrating objects into my tours, e.g., artifacts, letters, images, etc.
  • Preparing you for your tour with exciting and helpful digital resources, e.g., web sites, maps, videos, photos, and appropriate research

My personal tours are booked in half-day (four hours), or full-day modules (eight hours). I spend time with you via email or on the phone discussing your interests, needs, and background to help design the perfect tour for you and your guests. These tours can range from $175 on up (per person), depending on what you want and how many are in your group.

Here are some of the sites you can choose from for a personal custom tour: the battlefield, post-battle Civil War hospitals, cemeteries, Fort Granger, historic downtown sites, churches, the old Harpeth bridge, the Nashville-Decatur Railroad, the Franklin Depot, African-American sites, key observation points, and where the General’s fell.


I also host corporate Franklin battlefield tours – similar to the Staff Leadership Rides hosted by the Army War College – in which I focus on strategic leadership decisions, bridging the gap between the general officers of the Civil War with decisions corporate leaders have to make today.  Bring 5-20 of your leaders or senior managers to greater Nashville and let’s walk the Franklin battlefield together. We will learn about strategic leadership during the Civil War and apply lessons from 150 years ago to today’s corporate world.

My corporate training is sourced and/or inspired by programs like Dale Carnegie, Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership, Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits, and other top-flight leadership programs.

To learn more about my tours or to RSVP for one please email me: