Franklin on Foot

Address: 305 Public Square Franklin, TN 37064 Contact Email: franklinonfoot@gmail.com Phone: (615) 400-3808
#Franklin's antebellum courthouse on the square
#An 1890s image of the Battle of Franklin
#Tour guide par excellence Rob Cross engrosses his guests on the Haunted Franklin tour
#Tour guide Anna
#St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a favorite Classic Franklin tour stop
#A beautiful summer day in downtown Franklin
#Sunset in downtown Franklin
#Malory about to launch a ghost tour
#Shopping on quaint Main Street
#Our private tours can be tailored for you; here we're paying our respects at the Confederate cemetery
#Landmark Booksellers is a booklover's paradise in downtown
#Veteran's Day in Franklin is a solemn occasion

Franklin on Foot explores the fascinating history and sometimes-scandalous past of this memorable town, now known for its authenticity and eclectic atmosphere. Join one of our dynamic tour guides as you delve into our rich heritage. Franklin is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the South. The accolades have rolled in for Downtown Franklin with honors that include “Best Small Town in Tennessee,” “America’s Most Romantic Main Street,” “Best Southern Town” by Garden & Gun magazine and Southern Living’s #5 “Best Small Town in the South.”

Our tours:

  • The Classic--We explore the highs and lows of this quintessential Southern town
  • Civil War in Franklin--Life in a war zone ranged from unpleasant to terrifying.
  • Haunted Franklin--We're just 'crawlin' with ghosts. And we have pictures to prove it.
  • Murder and Mayhem--We peel back the charm and uncover Franklin's seamy side. 
  • Ghosts of the Battlefield at Lotz House--Spirits still linger at this house at the epicenter of the battle.
  • Grave Matters-Dead men tell no tales, but their tombstones do
  • I Spy--a fun scavenger hunt for the eyes, for children.

Check out our sister companies Franklin Food Tours (savor the flavors of Franklin!) and Franklin Bike Tours and Rentals. 

Call 615-400-3808 to make your reservation, or visit our website at franklinonfoot.com.

 



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The Classic Franklin tour leaves from Landmark Booksellers at 114 E. Main St. Franklin, TN 37064 Directions from I-65: Take the Franklin exit #65. If you are coming from the north, turn right at the end of the exit ramp. If you are coming from the south, turn left at the end of the exit ramp. This will put you on Hwy 96 heading west. This road will take you directly to the public square in the middle of downtown Franklin. You will eventually find yourself at a traffic circle facing a statue of a Confederate soldier. Pull into the traffic circle and take the first exit to the right, which will put you on East Main St. Go through the first traffic light at Second Ave. and look for Landmark Booksellers on your left. It is a handsome freestanding building with four big white columns in front of it. You can park on the street or in the Landmark Booksellers' parking lot. Ghost, Crime and Civil War tours leave from the old Williamson County Courthouse at 305 Public Square, Franklin, TN 37064 Directions from I-65: From I-65, take the Franklin exit #65. If you are coming from the north, turn right at the end of the exit ramp. If you are coming from the south, turn left at the end of the exit ramp. This will put you on Hwy 96 heading west. This road will take you directly to the public square in the middle of downtown Franklin. You will eventually find yourself at a traffic circle facing a statue of a Confederate soldier. Pull into the traffic circle and take the third exit. This will put you on Main Street heading west. At the first traffic light, Fourth Ave., turn left. About halfway down the block on the left is a free public parking garage. Park in the garage and take the stairs at the back of the garage down to the street level. Once you walk out of the garage the courthouse will be directly in front of you.

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City: Franklin, TN
Region: Middle Tennessee
Subregion: Nashville & Surrounding Areas

Admission Rates:
Adults, $15-$20; teens $10, children $5.

Discounts:
AAA Discount, Military Discount

Payment Types Accepted:
Visa, Cash, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX

Hours Open:
Tours are available daily by reservation.

Dates Closed:
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas


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