Welcome to historic Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee located just 20 miles south of downtown Nashville where you will enjoy a Great American Main Street experience...
Welcome to Historic Franklin and the unique communites of Williamson County, Tennessee, just a few miles south of Nashville.
We’ve been waiting for you and we’ve got a lot to offer your group. Experience our Great American Main Street with trendy shopping, Civil War history, great local eats, 35 hotels from economy-minded to full-service, easy interstate access, and genuine Southern hospitality!
No wonder more and more groups are choosing Williamson County as a tour destination or as the base for their Nashville/Middle Tennessee tour programs!
Carnton, home of Carrie and John McGavock, served as the largest Confederate field hospital following the Battle of Franklin, fought in 1864. Robert Hicks immortalized Carrie McGavock in his New York Times bestseller The Widow of the South. The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is on site, as well as fully restored garden and slave quarters. Value... MORE >>
The Carter House, built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, was caught in the midst of the Battle of Franklin fought on November 30, 1864. Capt. Tod Carter, who grew up in the house, was involved in the battle and mortally wounded. The house and outbuildings show obvious battle damage and the site serves as a memorial to the Carter family and both... MORE >>
It's the perfect complement to a wonderful Broadway-style show! Chaffin’s is the second oldest professional dinner theatre in the nation and has welcomed more than a million visitors over the past 46 plus years. Chaffin's Barn continues to remain a favorite place for enjoying an evening or special occasion, but we are also a leader in facilitating... MORE >>
The Cheekwood gardens are seen and enjoyed by over 175,000 visitors each year. The property was once the elegant home of the Cheek family. The fifty-five acre site includes the original Cheek gardens, designed by Bryant Fleming, with pools, fountains, statuary, extensive boxwood plantings and breathtaking views of the rolling Tennessee hills.... MORE >>
Classic Franklin Guided Walking Tour provides an overview of Franklin's history, with something for everyone in the family. You'll get a glimpse into the lives of some of the town's most interesting people and gain an appreciation for some of the most historic buildings and the events that took place in them. You'll learn about a church for freed... MORE >>
Visit Financial Peace Plaza and watch Dave Ramsey live in studio from 1pm-4pm Monday through Thursday except for holidays. There's always a friendly face to greet you and answer your questions. Enjoy the on-site coffee shop and bookstore for the latest Financial Peace products.Small groups are welcome if you please book in advance. No admission charged.
Built circa 1929, The historic Factory is a complex of 11 depression-era factory buildings which have been renovated into one of Tennessee's most unique shopping, dining, and entertainment venues! Restaurants, antiques shops, art galleries, one-of-a-kind retail stores, culinary school, theater, working artisans, farmer’s market and much... MORE >>
Home to more than 20 locally-owned and operated restaurants, the Franklin Food Tour offers participants everything from BBQ sliders and fried green tomatoes to chess pie and gumbo in six of our finest eateries.The Southern staples will come with a bit of background on each morsel and the five-block walking tour will include some history along the... MORE >>
One of the best ways to experience the beautiful architecture, the history and the interesting stories of the past is by guided walking tour of Historic Downtown Franklin. Look through the walking tour listings for Franklin On Foot's variety of tours such as Classic Franklin, Haunted Franklin, Ghosts of the Battlefield at the Lotz House Museum,... MORE >>
Gentry's Farm, a family-owned farm since 1849, offers a family-friendly farm experience during the month of October that includes hayrides, a pumpkin patch, corn field maze, pretend Country Café, pretend Farmer’s Market, “I Spy” Farm set, hands-on loom, Lincoln Logs, horseshoes, inside straw maze, friendly farm animals, grain troughs, tire swings and more.Admission charged.
Ghosts of the Battlefield Tour takes you inside the Lotz House, the historic house museum where visitors will view this beautifully restored 1858 "show house" while hearing stories of bloodshed and destruction... and unexplained phenomena. When lives are cut short, sometimes spirits remain. That might be what happened here. The Lotz house was in... MORE >>
Pick your own blueberries at Golden Bell Farm! Season begins late June through mid August. Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 7am until noonAdmission: freeCharged by the pound for picked blueberries.
Family-owned Hatcher Dairy invites you to enjoy a fun, hands-on learning experience and farm fresh, natural dairy products.HatcherDairy offers educational farm tours ideal for individuals, families,groups, school field trips, motor coach tours and more.On the Tour:Learn the Hatcher Farm historyMeet the cows and farm animalsLearn cow lingo and... MORE >>
The Haunted Franklin Guided Walking Tour in downtown Franklin is just a' crawlin' with ghosts! Your guide will regale you with tales of departed socialites, spies, businessmen, Confederate soldiers, and even the children who roam Main Street and Third Avenue. One is helpful, several appear lonely, and one seems to be afraid of the dark! The... MORE >>
This beautiful 16-block historic district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places is a 'Great American' Main Street experience! Centered by the town square and surrounded by lovely Victorian architecture, this vibrant Main Street offers more than history. You'll find unique shops, restaurants, antiques stores, entertainment, the arts... MORE >>
The Laughing Apron is a cooking school whose mission is to teach cooking techniques in a fun, relaxed environment. We provide hands-on interactive classes for the novice or seasoned cook alike. Check out our calendar of classes. Groups welcome!
Leiper’s Fork is a charming historic village located just minutes from Historic Downtown Franklin in some of Middle Tennessee's most beautiful countryside. Here you'll find a friendly atmosphere and one-of-a-kind shops, antiques, artisans, and an art gallery, as well as plenty of good ol' country cookin' and entertainment. And it's located just... MORE >>
TRIPADVISOR ranks Lotz House as Franklin's #1 attraction for 2013!Lotz House is located in the heart of downtown Franklin, Tennessee at "ground zero" for the Battle of Franklin which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house was built in 1858 by German immigrant Johann Albert Lotz. By trade, Mr. Lotz was a master... MORE >>
Williamson County Archives serves as a repository for all official records of Williamson County though its treasures extend well beyond that as seen in the Museum. The growing collection includes such items as vintage clothing, quilts, furniture, photos, paintings, military uniforms, knick-knacks, a moonshine still and more. The Louise G.... MORE >>
History holds a unique and moving story through artifacts, pictures and exhibits at the McLemore House. Built by a former slave, this museum home chronicles the struggles, triumphs and significant contributions of African Americans in Williamson County. Open Thursday-Saturday, 10am-2pm. Custom tours and other tour times available by reservation.... MORE >>
Seasonal fun for all ages! Morning Glory Orchard grows apples and peaches and is open from mid-June until early November, depending on the weather.Morning Glory Orchard has two primary purposes. First, we provide thefreshest and best home grown and local fruits and vegetables to ourcustomers. Second, we are an experience farm. From school tours... MORE >>
Nashville Shores is a 385-acre family recreation destination! In addition to the exciting new attractions - the 1,000 foot Lazy River ride and the 25,000 Wave Pool - the water park currently includes 9 waterslides, three pools, Kayak Cove, an Aqua Park, thousands of feet of beach, and a "Giant Bucket of Fun" that pours hundreds of gallons... MORE >>
The Natchez Trace Parkway, a National Scenic Byway, closely follows the course of the ancient trace traveled for centuries by tradesmen and Indians from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee passing through Williamson County. The double arch bridge, a 12 million dollar architectural marvel, is the highlight of the trace for Williamson... MORE >>
Noble Springs Dairy is located on 230 acres nestled in the hills of Franklin with 70 goats providing delicious milk for the finest cheeses around including Gouda, Feta and White Cheddar. The farm includes a dairy parlor and processing facility. Tours are available to our guests by appointment only. Visitors are educated about all of the animals on... MORE >>
The OLD TENNESSEE TRAIL, SETTLERS TO SOLDIERS, is a self -guided driving tour that begins and ends in Franklin, looping through Mount Pleasant. This trail takes you off the beaten path to discover some hidden treasures that are must sees and great eats! Learn more about the trails program at www.tntrailsandbyways.com. Brochures also available at the visitor center.