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Franklin on Foot

305 Public Square, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-400-3808
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Florence, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Franklin is a wonderful place to visit. I suggest you allow at least two days, possibly three, in order to visit the sights within the city. I do suggest Landmark Booksellers, which has more books than a person could count. Two floors of wall to wall. The shopping is good with a store for everyone. Don't forget Pucketts Grocery for... More

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Sevierville, TN
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just outside of Nashville is Franklin. Pleasant little town with lots of old homes and shops to visit. Beautiful downtown area with excellent dining opportunities.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wow- cool tour! Hearing about the history/AND the ghosts within the story was definitely fun! Margie was our guide and she was full of knowledge and made the history come alive. Our walk through downtown was very interesting and I can't wait to go back. I bought the book to learn more about the other ghosts we didn't get to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a great tour!! Margie was our tour guide and she did a great job! She was an amazing story teller and did a great job bringing history to life! We went during the day and were able to go inside some of the haunted houses and buildings, this made the tour even better because you could see where... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was interesting. Anna was friendly and told good stories. The time went by very fast. Franklin is a great town.

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A friend and I took the Franklin on Foot Ghost Tour last evening. Rob Cross was our guide. Rob was very knowledgeable and made us feel so welcome to be there with him. He is a fabulous storyteller! The tour lasted an hour and a half, but because Rob had our attention the entire time, it went by way too... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I joined some friends for the Murder and Mayhem tour - an occasionally gruesome romp through Franklin's history. We could not have been more satisfied - our guide Margie was deeply knowledgeable, and was a wonderful storyteller. I have been on a number of ghost and historical tours in places from Colorado to London to Prague (my... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We took the Franklin on Foot Ghost Tour. Our guide, Rob Cross, provided an extremely informative narration on the ghost that inhabit 5 homes located in downtown Franklin, TN. He not only shared stories and history but also had pictures the had been taken capturing the images of local ghosts. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Rob cross has to be the most knowledgeable guide ever! It was awesome!! I had no idea that franklin tennessee was so haunted

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Franklin, Tennessee
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My family was in town and we wanted to do something cool and fun for an evening. Based on all these 5 star reviews -even if the majority of 5 star reviews come from people with only 1 review to their credit- we decided to do the Haunted tour. It was expensive- $18 a piece- kids were less. No big... More

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