FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Visit Franklin unveiled its official 2022 vacation guide with the addition of a new magazine format this year and a cover featuring the “March to Freedom” statue in downtown Franklin. The guide highlights the unique communities of Williamson County. It showcases the experiences, history, flavors, and Southern charm that have made it one of Travel + Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2022.

The cover image, photographed by Nathan Zucker, highlights the newest addition to downtown Franklin’s public square. The culmination of The Fuller Story Project, the “March to Freedom” statue, was erected in honor of United States Colored Troops who were recruited for the U.S. Army during the Civil War.

To spark your vacation planning, the guide also provides inspiration for:

  • Top Attractions & Events including the Natchez Trace Parkway and Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival.
  • Family-Friendly Bucket List Adventures for making lifetime memories.
  • Ways to plan an unforgettable scenic drive.
  • Where to check-in at the newest and iconic staple hotels and vacation rentals.
  • Rediscovering history through visits to Civil War landmarks and experiencing the “Fuller Story.”

The 30-page magazine offers pages of inspiration and is available for free as a printed guide or digital download instantly at A smaller booklet version of the guide will be available at any of Tennessee’s 16 Welcome Centers across the state, and locally the magazine and booklet version can be found at the Visitor Center located at 400 Main Street in downtown and area hotels and attractions.

ABOUT VISIT FRANKLIN  Visit Franklin is the public brand name of the Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visit Franklin is the official destination marketing organization for Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee. Visit Franklin stimulates economic growth by promoting 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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Matt is the guy who is always ready to share a story with you.

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.