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Franklin offers rich Civil War History, offering insight into the Batlle of Franklin, the last great battle of the Civil War. FInd plenty of events throughout the year that tell the story of our town.

Learn more about: Tell Them We Were Rising Book Talk
June
27th
Tell Them We Were Rising Book Talk
Located in Williamson County Public Library

Please join us on Monday, June 27 for a book launch and talk with local author and historian, Paul Clements.

Learn more about: Juneteenth Freedom Day at McLemore House Museum
June
20th
Juneteenth Freedom Day at McLemore House Museum

Celebrate Freedom with FREE museum tours, food, and games at the McLemore House Museum, presented by the African American Heritage

Learn more about: Walking Battlefield Tour with Thomas Y. Cartwright
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June
17th
24th
Walking Battlefield Tour with Thomas Y. Cartwright
Located in Lotz House

Historian and Civil War expert, Thomas Y. Cartwright will lead you on a tour through the historic battlefields of the

Learn more about: Franklin Book Festival
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June
4th
5th
Franklin Book Festival
Located in Williamson County Public Library

Join us for the Franklin Book Festival, a free event held at the Franklin branch of the Williamson Library in

Learn more about: 2022 Juneteenth Festival
June
18th
2022 Juneteenth Festival
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

The Franklin Justice & Equity Coalition and its community partners will host the 2nd Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom at Public

Learn more about: Historic Nolensville Buttercup Festival
April
10th
Historic Nolensville Buttercup Festival

The 22nd Annual Buttercup Festival returns Sunday, April 10th from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and is set to be

Learn more about: The Shades of St. Patrick Ghost Tour
March
19th
The Shades of St. Patrick Ghost Tour
Located in Lotz House

Specially offered evening tour, take a chance to experience the spirits and other unexplained phenomenon that are said to haunt

Learn more about: The Shades of St. Patrick Ghost Tour
March
16th
The Shades of St. Patrick Ghost Tour
Located in Lotz House

Specially offered evening tour, take a chance to experience the spirits and other unexplained phenomenon that are said to haunt

Learn more about: Women's History Tours at the Lotz House
March
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December
1st
31st
Women’s History Tours at the Lotz House
Located in Lotz House

Kelly Kautzman will guide the one-hour tour exploring what civilian life was like for women in the 1860’s as well

Learn more about: Tennessee Military Collectors Association Spring Show
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April
2nd
3rd
Tennessee Military Collectors Association Spring Show

Thousands of military artifacts will be on display at this event! More than 300 tables filled with historical military items,