The South's Most Charming Town
Founded in 1799, Franklin is known for its pivotal role in the Civil War but has evolved into a thriving, highly sought after community, balancing historic preservation with exciting innovation. Franklin is truly the epitome of Southern charm, from its picturesque Main Street to the rolling hills of the countryside.
Whether you're looking for rich history, scenic beauty, classic Southern food, world-class music, or local shopping, we can guarantee that Franklin has it all. But don't just take our word for it: The best way to experience Franklin is to come see it for yourself!
The Franklin Hop
Relax and ride as you explore Franklin and Leiper's Fork on your own time during this unique tour experience from Gray Line Tennessee. Start at the Visitor Center in downtown Franklin and learn about more than 50 points of interest during the 90-minute loop, including stops at The Factory at Franklin, Carnton, Carter House, Lotz House, and much more!