Franklin

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!

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Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Courtesy of Visit Franklin.
March to Freedom USCT Statue in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Courtesy of Visit Franklin.
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, founded by Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin and co-produced by Justin Timberlake, takes place each September at 200-plus acre Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Photo Courtesy Visit Franklin.

Things To Do

Explore everything from top attractions to hidden gems

Food & Drink

Southern classics, farm-to-table fare & so much more

Nearby Stays

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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!