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...
Franklin's African American Heritage Tour, "COURAGE, FAITH AND COMMITMENT," is a brochure-guided driving tour of 20 historically significant sites relating to the experiences and contributions of African Americans to Franklin's development over the past 200 years. Contact Carnton Plantation for a free brochure of this 90-minute... MORE >>
Arrington Vineyards & Winery is co-owned by country music star Kix Brooks of the legendary duo Brooks and Dunn. AV is centrally located just east of Franklin and south of Nashville. The unique Tasting Lodge, built from rustic timbers and Tennessee fieldstone, affords breathtaking views of the rolling hills and beautiful countryside. Complimentary... MORE >>
Self-Guided Cell Phone Audio Tour of Historic Franklin Park Sites impacted by the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Call 615.216.1597 to access the cell phone tour from any location 24/7. Follow the prompts by entering the tour stop number and then the (pound) # key. The cell phone tour is free, however your normal cell usage rates apply.... MORE >>
This Battle of Franklin walking tour will take guests to at least seven different locations on the battlefield. Tour guides will focus on many elements of the Battle, explaining why it occurred, the arrival of Federal and Confederate armies, and the details of what became known as one of the greatest single assaults of the entire Civil War. The... 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 >>
The Boiling Spring Academy is a restored two-story school house built in 1832. The Academy opened in 1833 as a private school for boys of wealthy landowners and became a public school in 1887. The restored schoolhouse is now owned by the City of Brentwood and is located in Primm Park. The Park is the site of two National Register properties:... MORE >>
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... MORE >>
The Civil War driving tour brochure is available at the Williamson County Visitor Center and describes important sites pertaining to the Battle of Franklin.
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 >>
Located in Brentwood's Crockett Park, the Cool Springs House was originally built in 1830 as a two-room log home. Major additions and renovations have turned the log home into a beautifully restored house and grounds. Not open to the public for tours.
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... 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 >>
Fort Granger, built in 1862 by Union troops as afederal post and signaling station, is accessible by short hike fromFranklin's Pinkerton Park. A walking trail leads to an overlook of the south part of the city. Surrounding the perimeter of the site are trenches dug by Civil WarTroops.
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 >>
The beautifully restored Franklin Theatre has been brought back to life as a state-of-the art, mutli-use entertainment venue for live performances, movies and events that seats 290 plus. Great acts include Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crow, John Oates, Sixpence None the Richer, Vince Gill, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Keb Mo, Smash Mouth, Larry Carlton, Steve... MORE >>
Explore the History of Franklin with Free iPad App, Six Walking Tours; The WCCVB's Visitor Center Offers Loaner iPads to Visitors! The Franklin Tour app offers visitors a fun, interactive way to discover the history, architecture and stories that make up Franklin's Great American Main Street experience.The app is a map-based, GPS-enabled walking... MORE >>
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 >>
Golf House Tennessee houses the state's three major golf associations: Tn Golf Assn, Tn PGA and the TN Golf Foundation with displays of memorabilia and the history of each association.
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 >>
Gray Line offers a guided bus tour called "The Civil War: Battle of Franklin" that includes tours of Carter House and Carnton Plantation. The tour also includes time for shopping and dining in historic downtown Franklin. Tour lasts approximately 6 hours. Available April through November. Contact Gray Line for reservations and boarding locations. Tour admission charged.
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 15-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 and more to enjoy.GROUPS:... MORE >>
Treat yourself to a self-guided walking tour of downtown Franklin's historic district. See and learn about some interesting homes, churches and landmarks significant to the history of this beautiful town. Pick up a free brochure at the Williamson County Visitor Center, 209 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin or call 866.253.9207.