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...
Reach out, touch the sky and let your cares float away with the wind. Participate in the ultimate fantasy and adventure of hot air ballooning with our FAA Certified Balloons and Pilots and join in with our professionally trained ground crews. Balloon rides are offered at sunrise and about two hours prior to sunset. Reservations are taken for... MORE >>
Franklin Bike Tours & Rentals offers small, guide-led bicycle groups and short rentals. The company offers two tours from the seat of a bicycle. The Scenic Franklin Tour passes through the town’s most historic neighborhoods and coast along the Harpeth River-hugging bike path, taking guests through Pinkerton Park and the O’More College of Design... MORE >>
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 >>
Airsoft playing field with equipment rental and sales options
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 >>
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... 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 >>
The Harpeth River is a slow meandering river with a canopy of overhanging trees.A trip down the Harpeth River is not only a recreational outing, but an enlightening environmental experience for adults and children alike. It's common to see turtles, wild turkey, blue heron, muscrat, beavers, raccoons, mink, owl, deer or even a bald eagle. An outing... MORE >>
Franklin Glassblowing Studio offers unique glass art, home decor and lighting. The studio also offers instructional classes for groups and individuals in the art of glassblowing and other methods of working with glass.One-of-a-kind, fabulous glass art pieces are created by local Jose Santisteban. This young artist gathers inspiration from the world... 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.
Grave Matters Cemetery Guided Walking Tour: Dead men tell no tales, but their tombstones do. And your Franklin on Foot guide will tell the about the always interesting, sometimes tragic and often shocking stories from Franklin's Rest Haven and Old City cemeteries. You will hear about the Civil War soldiers buried in these cemeteries, including... MORE >>
What better way to experience the beautiful countryside of Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County!? It's easy, just rent a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle! After requesting a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle rental, you will be contacted by our rental specialist right away to finalize your reservation.But please note, though... MORE >>
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 >>
'I Spy Downtown Franklin' is a guided scavenger hunt for the eyes! Children who participate in 'I Spy' count objects and find dates, make a brass rubbing, learn about and draw historical doors, look for architectural details on buildings around the Square and down Main Street, and have fun!. It's an active, hands-on program that takes about an... MORE >>
'I Spy for Preschoolers' is a parent-guided scavenger hunt for the eyes for children ages 3-5. Parents can help their young sleuths hunt for architectural elements, count objects, make a rubbing and learn about their surroundings. Perfect for children who haven't yet learned to read. Your child is ready for 'I Spy for Preschoolers' if he or she can... MORE >>