Visit Franklin 2017 Visitors Guide Now Available

FRANKLIN, Tenn.  – Local and new area attractions highlight the 2017 edition of the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s annual Visitor Guide. The 40-page guide is a compilation of stories, photographs, annual events, maps, and listings showcasing more than 300 of Franklin and Williamson County’s attractions, restaurants and events. More than 125,000 copies are now available to inspire potential guests and help travelers plan their trip to Franklin and all the communities of Williamson County.

Local musician John McNally performing at the annual Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival highlights the cover of the Visitor Guide. Joining him are a number of local attractions such as the Franklin Theatre, Arrington Vineyards, and historic Carnton Plantation, in addition to shopping and entertainment hot spot The Factory at Franklin.

“That local feel and the vibe you experience when you visit Franklin, and all the communities of Williamson County, is truly what make this such a special place to so many,” said WCCVB President and CEO Ellie Westman Chin. “We wanted to highlight that authentic feeling in this year’s guide and there is no better way to capture it than through in the very words of those who make up this special place.”

Additional spotlights throughout the guide include stories of musical inspiration from Daphne Culver of Daphne & the Mystery Machines, along with some of her go-to spots. Eric Jacobson, CEO of Battle of Franklin Trust, tells the remarkable and unique story of Franklin’s history and Heath Clark of H. Clark Distillery shares how the vibe of the community influence the spirits they craft.

Westman Chin continued, “There are three pillars we focus on sharing with our guests: music, history, and culture. All of the attractions, restaurants, and events throughout Williamson County fall into one of those pillars, and were celebrated in this year’s guide.”

Guides are distributed free at the Visitor Center located in downtown Franklin and at attractions and hotels throughout Williamson County. They are also available at Tennessee’s 14 Welcome Centers across the state, and to guests requesting the publication at Additionally, it is also available as an e-guide at


 The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee. The WCCVB stimulates economic growth through the promotion of travel and tourism assets such as history, music, attractions, entertainment, the arts, and events to visitors from around the world. For information on Franklin and Williamson County, visit us on the web at



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With a passion for new experiences, taking the back roads, and seeing everything possible, Matt serves as Visit Franklin's Senior Director of Public Relations connecting the many unique stories in the Franklin community with great journalists and storytellers worldwide. When not pitching a story idea to travel writers, you’ll likely find him working as a photographer on the sidelines of college and professional sports events across the Southeast.