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Franklin on Foot

305 Public Square, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-400-3808
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Tours, Cultural
Owner description: Not just walking tours, we now offer bicycle tours and rentals too. The ghost tour is our most...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Tours, Cultural
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.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My co-workers and I had a great time on the Franklin on Foot Food Tour. Margie was great and I would recommend this tour to both visitors and locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were in Nashville a couple of weekends ago and decided to go down to Franklin, and were really glad we did. I called Franklin On Foot and even at the last minute and with just 2 of us, they were able to set us up on a great food tour. We not only got a walking tour of the... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Enjoyed our excellent food tour with Margie Thessin today. It was an array of delicious food, shops, and history. Would highly recommend this tour to any visitors to Franklin, Tn. We will definitely visit these restaurants on our next trip to this quaint city!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My friends and I had a ton of fun on this tour! Our guide was humorous and informative. We walked to (I think?) a total of five different places, all which were equally interesting to learn about. I've recommended these tours to everyone, and I look forward to going on the Ghosts of Christmas past tour this year! Also, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went on this tour as a date last night. We had Mr. Rob Cross as our guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the way he told the stories we both enjoyed the history and his expertise on each topic discussed. We were very pleased with our experience and I'm glad we were able to enjoy an evening listening... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What better time of the year than October to take a ghost tour of historic Franklin, Tennessee. Rich in the drama surrounding the Civil War and this year being the 150th anniversary of the bloodiest five hours in the history of the Civil War, I knew there would be some history mixed with ghostly tales and I was right! We... More 

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband enjoys learning as much as he can about the civil war and found our personally guided tour with Margie to be not only enjoyable but extremely detailed filled. We planned ahead and had the pleasure of spending six hours reliving the battle. Since the battle fields no longer exist, all is left to Margie to recreate the images... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A fun evening is offered with a walking tour led by a guide who has a gift for telling social stories of Franklin's past. While we did not witness any ghosts or peculiar occurrences, the guide surely wanted us to be prepared. The tour was entertaining for all of our party including a brooding teenage boy.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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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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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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