Leiper's Fork

Tennessee's Best-Kept Secret

If you’re in search of a truly unique Tennessee experience, add the charming village of Leiper’s Fork to your list. This come-as-you-are treasure just outside downtown Franklin is an eclectic mix of idyllic surroundings, unique finds, and sweet Southern music. The small village is packed with world-class talent, food, and, of course, plenty of laid-back charm.

Shop antiques and high-end art, adventure out on the trails, sip wine at creekside dinners, and kick back at a world-famous open mic night, all before returning to your cozy and kitschy home-away-from-home. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with Leiper’s Fork!

A replica of the squad car driven by Andy Griffith on the Andy Griffith Show greets visitors to the village of Leiper's Fork along Old Hillsboro Road just outside downtown Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo courtesy of Visit Franklin)
The village of Leiper’s Fork in Franklin, Tennessee. Courtesy of Visit Franklin.
Tennessee whiskey at Leiper’s Fork Distillery in Franklin, Tennessee. Courtesy of Visit Franklin.

Things To Do

Explore the art & culture of Leiper's Fork

Leiper's Creek Gallery

Patina Home & Garden

The Copper Fox

Food & Drink

Feel like a local at these favorite watering holes

Wines in the Fork

Fox & Locke

The RedByrd Coffee Shop

Nearby Stays

Relax & unwind at these welcoming vacation homes

The interior of Gratidude Ranch

GratiDude Ranch

The interior of Gratidude Ranch

Sweeney Cottage

Leiper's Fork Distillery

Middle Tennessee has a rich but nearly forgotten history of distilling whiskey. This artisan distillery is proud to usher in a new era of distilling in Williamson County, bringing back the heritage and art of small-batch spirits. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the production facilities and enjoy the tasting room at their 1829 restored log home.