This town square holds dozens of unique shopping and dining experiences, but remains true to its Main Street identity, with brick sidewalks and beautifully restored buildings in the 16- block historic district. Today, it's an upscale suburb of Nashville, named to Southern Living's "Best Small Town" top 10 list. This area is rich in history -- walk these streets and imagine the events, people and culture that have shaped it for hundreds of years. At the far north end of downtown, find more shops and eateries in The Factory at Franklin, a renovated stove factory.
Franklin is a "Great American Main Street," designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is the only recipient in Tennessee and among the first in the U.S.