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

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Apple Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Loved all the information and the houses and plantations the way they were when the civil war actually took place. It was awesome.

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Lexington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is such a wonderful place to visit - lots of history, great little boutique shops, awesome restaurants. Although it was really hot out for the first weekend of September, we thoroughly enjoyed everything we did - sightseeing, shopping and wonderful restaurants. There's so much to do, I'm looking forward to going back.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Franklin Segway Tours…”the most fun you’ll ever have on two parallel wheels!” My family and I just finished an increadible “Franklin Segway History Tour” with super-guide “Margie” (…and she does a fantatic “Franklin On Foot” tour too ;0). I ride very high-horsepower Harley’s, and even race exotic cars…but I don’t think I or my family has had more fun (or... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a wonderful way to spend three hours on a Saturday in Franklin, Tennessee! My friend and I totally enjoyed the afternoon with Mark as our guide. Although it wasn't on the schedule Margie kindly agreed to add this for the two of us and another lady who also wanted to take this tour. We enjoyed the variety of walking... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We did the Franklin on Foot Ghost Tour Friday night, 8/22/14, while visiting relatives in Franklin. Although a very hot, muggy, sticky evening, we enjoyed the tour very much. Rob, the guide, knew what he was talking about and seemed genuinely passionate about the history and city of Franklin, as well as the paranormal activity in its historic buildings. This... More

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had the pleasure of spending a sunny afternoon with tour guide Margie on the Food Tour while visiting family in Brentwood. It was a beautiful afternoon and I thoroughly enjoyed the historical information on the town that she provided as well as the insights shared by employees at each stop on the tour. The food (and libations) were all... More

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