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Great American Main Street

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 just 17 miles south of Nashville, Franklin is a place that offers a getaway from the expected. This gem that runs through the heart of a 16-block historic district preserves Franklin’s southerly heritage, yet radiates a sophistication that’s inspiring and inviting while brimming with history, music, shopping, and of course Southern hospitality.

Take your time and take it all in. There are 16 blocks of some of the best boutiques and gift shopping in Tennessee including White’s Mercantile, Philanthropy, Jondie, and Haven.

From vintage memorabilia to unique home collectibles, Franklin’s stretch of antique stores is hypnotic. Explore places like The Second Avenue Antiques District, Scarlett Scales Antiques, Riverside Antiques, and Arbor Antiques.

The artistic pulse you feel on Main Street belongs to Franklin’s inspired collection of creative spaces. Recharge in imaginative places like Gallery 202 where you can catch a glimpse of a Warhol, Picasso, and other great works of art.

Pull up a chair at Southern classic restaurants like Gray’s on Main and Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant or foodie favs from chef Jason McConnell like Red Pony and Cork & Cow. Recharge with a cup of coffee at downtown hot spots Frothy Monkey and The Coffee House at Second and Bridge.

Shhh. This is that place. The place where live music happens every night and where superstars in baseball caps may or may not decide to do a song or two, unplugged. Find the best live music at spots like The Franklin Theatre, Kimbro’s, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant and Gray’s on Main.

400 Main St
Franklin, 37064