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Historic Downtown Franklin

There’s a reason the heart of this storybook town has been designated a Great American Main Street and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located 17 miles south of Nashville, Franklin is a Tennessee town that preserves its southernly heritage, yet radiates a sophistication that's inspiring and inviting while brimming with history, music, shopping, and Southern hospitality.

Learn more about: Fuller Story Marker: U.S. Colored Troops (USCT)
Fuller Story Marker: U.S. Colored Troops (USCT)
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

The marker in front of the historic courthouse facing the square discusses the U.S. Colored Troops’ role in the Civil

Learn more about: Fuller Story Marker: The Franklin Riot of 1867
Fuller Story Marker: The Franklin Riot of 1867
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

On this marker facing the historic courthouse, the unrest and armed clashes among political groups, and white and black populations

Learn more about: Fuller Story Marker: Reconstruction
Fuller Story Marker: Reconstruction
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

This marker, located nearest the intersection of the roundabout and 2nd Avenue, details the time of reconstruction following the Civil

Learn more about: Fuller Story Marker: Franklin's Town Square
Fuller Story Marker: Franklin’s Town Square
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

This marker indicates the location of a two-story brick courthouse that was constructed in 1809 and the role that the

Learn more about: Fuller Story Marker: The Battle of Franklin
Fuller Story Marker: The Battle of Franklin
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

The Battle of Franklin is summarized in this marker directly in front of the statue at the center of the

Learn more about: Live Music at The Harpeth
June
12th
Live Music at The Harpeth
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

Enjoy the music of pianist Jim Hayden at 1799 Kitchen and Cocktails and The Harpeth! Pick up a cocktail and

Learn more about: Live Music at The Harpeth
June
5th
Live Music at The Harpeth
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

Relax and unwind at The Harpeth with live music from pianist Jim Hayden from 6-9pm. Social distancing will be observed.

Learn more about: Wine Love Dinner
July
23rd
Wine Love Dinner
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

For the Wine Love dinners, guests will gather at Frothy Monkey Franklin to taste wines together that have been perfectly

Learn more about: Main Street Festival
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July
18th
19th
Main Street Festival
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 37th Annual Main Street Festival, Presented by First Horizon Bank will take place Saturday,

Learn more about: Songwriter Feature Series ft. Winfield's Locket
April
11th
Songwriter Feature Series ft. Winfield’s Locket
Located in Historic Downtown Franklin

Enjoy an evening of songs and stories by the original songwriters with host Jeremy Dean! Come out to hear Winfield’s