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Address: 305 Public Square, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: +1 615-400-3808
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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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This is an incredible and fascinating tour through downtown Franklin. Margie shared countless ghost stories. Who knew Franklin was so haunted."??! I highly recommend this for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an incredible and fascinating tour through downtown Franklin. Margie shared countless ghost stories. Who knew Franklin was so haunted."??! I highly recommend this for and Franklin visitors. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was the first ghost tour I've been on, as well as my first time visiting the state of Tennessee. Thankfully, my friend and I were fortunate enough to have Margie as our guide. It was evident that she took both pride and joy in telling the stories of the town's past, making it almost impossible not to share her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I spent two entertaining and enlightening hours with Margie this week. We didn't have the opportunity to hear her Ghost Tour but she explained how the battle effected the citizens of Franklin after the war. The tour was well worth the fee and when we go back to Franklin we will definitely take the evening ghost tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I have been on many ghost tours. This ghost tour happens to be on the top. Margie was our tour guide. We realized through our tour how fortunate we were to have her as our guide. We went to many places in historic downtown Franklin and learned a lot about the history and back stories of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Margie is very hospitable person. We were the only two people that day on this tour, and it was rather unexpectedly chilly but we circled the downtown area and she took us to a wonderful Art Gallery in an old house. Franklin itself is a charming town and the people we met on the street, who all knew Margie, were... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Franklin on Foot offers several different historical tours. The Ghost Tour is our family favorite. This Civil War town boasts ghost stories that bear repeating. The tour departs from the old courthouse around 8 in season and stops at many downtown haunts. It is mild enough for adventurous elementary children to enjoy without being overly frightened and offers an ample... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was very informative, history-wise and also fun. Franklin has so many great things to do and this was a favorite of mine.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a great time! There were so many stories in just a few short blocks. I loved that she had photos that people captured while on past tours. Margie was fantastic! Bring a camera in case you catch a ghost!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Margie was a great guide. She took us to 5 wonderful spots. Our favor it was grays. All the food was at least very good, some simply great. Regardless, each restaurant had the most hospitable, warm service

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Wonderful southern city with an interesting history. I had little to no knowledge of the Battle of Franklin and was amazed to learn of its significance.

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