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...
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. Lynch Archives and Museum building houses two fascinating collections that contain items used by Confederate and Union soldiers during the Battle of Franklin. The Museum collection holds numerous pieces of ammunition and artifacts particular to Williamson County, including Dr. Urban Owen’s medical saddle bags and Bible. The Battle Ground Academy Collection features canteens found on the Franklin battlefield, cavalry swords, the Colonel James Welborn Starnes banner, and the First Corps battle flag used during Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk’s command. Other objects of interest include three Confederate veteran uniforms, army implements, and the thirty-four star United States Flag dating between 1861 and 1863.
Open Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
GROUPS: Groups are welcome. Please reserve your group tour time in advance.