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...
The Civil War in Franklin Guided Walking Tour offers a glimpse of civilians in Franklin who experienced want and need as well as heartbreak and loss during the entire Civil War era. Ordinary folks found themselves embroiled in a conflict that no one could have imagined. Some of the people you will meet include Dr. John Park, who was ordered to leave town for disloyalty; young Union sympathizer Fannie Courtney, center of a family with divided loyalties, Mayor John McEwen, who helplessly surrendered the town rather than see it destroyed by the Federals, and Franklin's Unknown Soldier, whose body was discovered at a construction site in May, 2009 and re-interred with full military honors in Rest Haven cemetery on October 10, 2009.
The Civil War tour lasts about two hours and covers about 14 wheelchair-accessible blocks. The tour is offered most days of the year. $20 adults; $10 teens $5 children.
Tours usually depart from the old Williamson County Courthouse, 305 Public Square, Franklin. Call 615-400-3808 for information and reservations. Prices subject to change. Please confirm before booking a tour.