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Franklin on Foot

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Address: 305 Public Square, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: +1 615-400-3808
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Not just walking tours, we now offer bicycle tours and rentals too. The...
Not just walking tours, we now offer bicycle tours and rentals too. The ghost tour is our most popular tour, but visitors also love hearing about the rich past that lies just beneath the surface of Franklin's quaint Victorian charm. Site of "the most famous battle you've never heard of," according to National Geographic, Franklin's Civil War story will amaze and enlighten you on the most divisive time in American history. Just minutes south of Nashville, Franklin is often cited as one of the most beautiful downtowns in the U.S. Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides will make your visit to historic Franklin an unforgettable experience. Our tours include the Classic Franklin city tour, Civil War in Franklin, Grave Matters in the Cemetery, and for fans of evening activities, the Haunted Franklin, Ghosts of the Battlefield at the Lotz House and Murder and Mayhem Tours. Bicycle tours and rentals are available from March-November and our Southern Style food tours allow visitors to savor the flavors of Franklin and enjoy history at the same time. Most tours are available daily by advance reservation; some tours have minimums. Just call and see how flexible and accommodating we can be.
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Franklin Walking Tour

What a great way to see the history of Franklin, Tennessee. This guided walking tour offers up some great historical information while viewing many historical sites. The guides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

What a great way to see the history of Franklin, Tennessee. This guided walking tour offers up some great historical information while viewing many historical sites. The guides are well-informed and make the tour very interesting. Highly-recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My son and I did the civil war tour. We really enjoyed it. My son is 11 years old and it was something he liked also. Our tour guide really knew her civil war history. She really enjoyed what she was doing and it showed! If we are ever back in Franklin again, we will do another tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

we took historic tour and she made history fun. i found out things about the era i never knew. very cool very fun way to see this town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We chose Franklin for its quaintness and history. My husband loves history. I like it but it isn't my passion. Margi was Awesome. She made the tour exciting. She was very knowledgable and fun. She made what might have been ho hum for me a great experience. Franklin on Foot is a must do if you are there for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I did this tour and we loved it. We had a very entertaining and informative guide. We visited quite a few different buildings in downtown Franklin and learned the haunted stories of them all. The hair on my arms was standing up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have lived in Franklin for 14 years but had never been on this tour before. Now that I've been, I can't believe it took me so long to do this. I went with my husband and my parents and all of us had a great time listening to the historic war stories and different accounts of events that have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Informative and refreshing. Tour guides were very nice and well informed about Franklin's history. They were engaging and delightful. A must do for locals and out of towners. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I learned so much about Franklin that I would have never learned if I was just exploring it myself. Margie will share information about the people that shaped the town, events that was happening before the civil war, during the civil war, and even after the civil war. The walking tour is very affordable and worth the time. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Margie was awesome! Very interesting to hear the stories and see the pictures she has! Definitely a must do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Great ghost tour by Margie Thessin! Plenty of creepy ghost pictures taken on location. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

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