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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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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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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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Laguna Niguel, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went with friends on August 11. Our guide, Rob has a wealth of knowledge about the Civil War, historic Franklin, and the stories of former (or maybe current) residents. We were entertained and awed for the 90 minutes. We've been on several ghost walks in different towns; this was among the most enjoyable.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband, son, and I booked the "Ghost Tour" for August 4th at 8:00pm. We had Rob Cross for our guide, and although I was expecting Margie to do the tour, Rob turned out to be really great. I was very impressed with all his knowledge of the history of Franklin and all the names and dates he could remember... More

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Amherst, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you have an interest in Ghosts, know that you need to do this tour. When guides at the houses and plantation nearby where asked, they all smiled and said that there were no ghosts there...and of course they are not being truthful. Franklin was and is abounding in paranormal activity. You can get specific stories and pictures online and... More

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Marion, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We enjoy ghost tours, so couldn't pass this up. We took the Haunted Franklin tour and Rob was our guide. He was certainly very knowledgeable about Franklin Civil War history in addition to the ghost stories. He presented the stories in an entertaining way and answered questions without any difficulty. The tour took about 1 hour and the walk was... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A friend and I went on the food tour with Margie and the classic tour with Lisa. Both of these tours were fantastic! We had a blast! The food tour was so much fun. I loved meeting the restaurant owners and the food was great. I'm sure that I would not have tried so many different southern treats if we... More

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Nashville, TN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've lived here for several years but just recently took the tour. I was amazed at the colorful history. Our guide was very knowledgable and personable. I would definitely take more guests on her tours.

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Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is my 3rd time doing Franklin on Foot. Rob Cross was our tour guide and was not only funny, but also engaging and educational. Whether you live locally or visiting Franklin, you will find this a true experience that will be rememberable. Chad J.--Franklin, TN

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