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The Chang family is visiting Franklin all the way from Taiwan! Their relative just moved to Franklin and has fallen in love with our town and wanted them to experience it for themselves. Family: Hans, Yi Shuan, Bryant, and Apple.
Experience a special
exhibit for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin called "Battle Scarred". The 1,600 square foot gallery of the Fleming
Center at Carnton Plantation will display never before exhibited objects, many of which have not been
together for 150 years. Incorporating
artifacts, graphic elements, patron interactivity, light and sound, the exhibit
will be the first of its kind in Franklin.
Experience a special
exhibit for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin called "Battle Scarred". The 1,600 square foo...
Dates: August 02, 2014 - April 26, 2015 Times: mon thru sat - 9am to 5pm sun - 12 noon to 5pm Location: Fleming Center at Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064 Phone: (615) 794-0903 Admission: $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 & under Recurrence: daily
Naughty or nice, Santa Claus is coming to town and he's waiting to see you! Santa Claus arrives at the CoolSprings Galleria beginning Saturday, November 8 with a PJ party. You can find Santa at Center Court through Christmas Eve 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
A Franklin holiday tradition continues! Buy tickets today for the Holly Trolley event. Guests will be treated to holiday refreshments thirty minutes prior to departure from the Transit Center in historic Downtown Franklin.
During the event, the beautiful holiday light displays throughout the Franklin and Brentwood areas in Williamson County will be featured. A wonderful holiday event for family and friends! Prepayment is required for this event, which is always a sellout, so buy your tickets today!
Holiday Reception begins 30 minutes prior to departure time; the Holly Trolley trip lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Have questions? Get in contact with us! (615) 920-4956 or email: email@example.com
A Franklin holiday tradition continues! Buy tickets today for the Holly Trolley event. Guests will be treated to holiday refreshments thirty minu...
Dates: December 05, 2014 - December 28, 2014 Times: 6:30pm and 8:30pm friday-sunday Location: 708 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064 Phone: (615) 920-4956 Admission: $16 per person limited seating Recurrence: weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and its aftermath, the theme of this year's Candlelight Tour is "The Christmas that Never Was." The Carter House and Carnton Plantation will be arranged to depict each home as it might have appeared in mid-December 1864 after the Battle of Franklin. Guests will walk through history as they hear stories of wounded soldiers and civilians impacted by the battle. Three historic Franklin homes are included in this year's tour:
The Carter House
1140 Columbia Avenue
Built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, the brick farmhouse withstood the Battle of Franklin on Nov. 30, 1864. Three generations of the Carter family lived in the home. Today, it stands as a memorial to the endurance of the Carter family and to the bravery of the men who fought there 150 years ago. Step back into December 1864 and hear their stories.
1345 Eastern Flank Circle
Carnton was constructed in 1826 by Randal McGavock. The house was transformed into a Confederate field hospital during and after the Battle of Franklin. John and Carrie McGavock helped care for wounded soldiers, and the family continued to live at Carnton until 1907. The house will be styled as it might have been in December 1864 when it was still being used as a hospital and place of convalescence.
1111 Columbia Avenue
The 1858 Lotz House was the showcase of master carpenter Johann Albert Lotz. Stunning architectural details and battle damage from the 1864 battle are still visible in the home. Operated by J.T. Thompson, the Lotz House is currently a historic Civil War house museum with an exceptional antiques collection.
Tickets are $15 per person and include a tour of all three homes. Ticket holders may visit the tour homes in any order and, as long as they tour during the specified event times (Dec. 16 - 20, 5 to 7 p.m. each night), ticket holders may tour the homes on different days.
Tickets purchased online will be held at 'will call' and can be picked up at The Carter House or Carnton Plantation beginning Dec.16. Tickets will also be available on site at both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.battleoffranklintrust.org.
It's story time with the big man himself - Santa Claus!
Santa will read "'Twas the Night before Christmas" for the whole family to enjoy. Come to the downtown Franklin Visitor Center located just off Main Street on Fourth Avenue, across from the Franklin Mercantile at 11am to enjoy story time!
The Jack Daniel's Bash on Broadway: New Year's Eve in Music City will go live to "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015"! Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum are slated to perform on the bi-coastal, televised celebration live from Nashville's own New Year's Eve party on Lower Broadway. Be in Nashville on December 31 and be a part of the excitement, or watch it on ABC!
Enjoy home grown goodness at the Farmer's Market at the Factory. Nearly 100 vendors with fresh produce, cheeses, herbs, flowers and crafters! All of the "staples" you need will be there and then some! Thanks for your support of the best "producer only" market in Tennessee!
Downtown Franklin is home to more than 25 locally-owned and operated restaurants, serving everything from BBQ sliders and fried green tomatoes to oysters and gumbo. We invite you to savor the flavors of Franklin on our Southern Style food tours.
Led by one of Franklin on Foot's guides, the Southern staples will come with a bit ofbackground on each morsel and the five-block walking tour will include some history along the way, including photos of Franklin restaurants from back in the day.
We mix it up each tour, choosing 6 eateries from among Chapman’s Pie Wagon II, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Merridee’s Breadbasket, IveyCake, Puckett's Boathouse, Papa Boudreaux's Cajun Cafeand Franklin Mercantile Deli. All selections are always made fresh for our group and you'll enjoy meeting each restaurant's chef or proprietor.