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...
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We’ve been waiting for you and we’ve got a lot to offer your special group…A vibrant Main Street experience, Civil War history, great shopping and great local eats, 33 hotels from economy-minded to full-service, easy interstate access, and genuine Southern hospitality!
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Come join us for Franklin's first-ever Craft Beer Festival taking place at The Factory at Franklin! Enjoy craft beer tastings from some of the best local breweries across the southeast, including several from middle Tennessee.
To allow for our craft beer enthusiasts to really enjoy the event we are limiting ticket sales to the first 500, so get yours fast!
Come join us for Franklin's first-ever Craft Beer Festival taking place at The Factory at Franklin! Enjoy craft beer tastings from some of the...
Dates: July 31, 2014 Times: 5:30p-9p Location: The Factory at Franklin, Jamison Hall, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin TN 37064 Contact: Matt Lowney Admission: $35 adults over 21 (free for designated drivers)
Celebrate Williamson County's agricultural heritage, at this nine-day event. This annual event offers the trational fair fun including exhibits of all kinds, children's activities, live entertainment, historic village, the Midway and much, much more!
Celebrate Williamson County's agricultural heritage, at this nine-day event. This annual event offers the trational fair fun including ex...
Dates: August 01, 2014 - August 10, 2014 Times: times vary daily Location: Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin TN 37064 Phone: (615) 794-4386 Admission: Admission Charged Recurrence: daily
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
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.
Franklin Tennessee's Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson announced today the Civil War house museum will open its cellar for private tours the third Saturday of each month from March through October marking this year's 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. The two hour tour will be conducted by historians Thomas Y. Cartwright and/or John Marler.
In November 2013, the Lotz House revealed historian John Marler had completed a two year archeological excavation project in the Lotz House cellar uncovering and meticulously documenting approximately 900 Civil War relics and items connected with civilian life from the mid to late 1800s. The Lotz House was built in 1858 and is located at 1111 Columbia Pike, at the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin held November 30, 1864.
John Marler began this project two years ago to see if there were any artifacts that could be recovered in an effort to help preserve the story of the Lotz family and the Battle of Franklin. As a result of many hours of hard labor and careful removal, he recovered 900 items ranging from canister shots, bullets and Civil War uniform buttons and buckles to civilian items such as a whiskey flask bearing a patriotic eagle, doll parts, toys and chips of china.
The Cellar Tour will include a review of the excavation process, a first-hand look at the some of the relics uncovered and a description of the significance of the findings along with an interpretation of how it relates to a better understanding of the happenings inside the Lotz House following the historic battle.
Franklin Tennessee's Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson announced today the Civil War house museum will open its cellar for private to...
Dates: February 15, 2014 - October 18, 2014 Times: 10am - 12pm Location: The Lotz House, 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064 Contact: J.T. Thompson Phone: (615) 790-7190 Admission: $30 per person Recurrence: monthly on the 3rd Saturday
Civil War historian Thomas Cartwright is offering a special, officially sanctioned guided tour of the McGavock Confederate Cemetery located a stone’s throw away from Carnton Plantation on the Eastern Flank of the Battlefield. This is a very special year commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and the McGavock Confederate Cemetery holds some of the most incredible untold stories of the Battle. These are the stories of the men who are buried there! Real men, real people! Tours are by appointment only.