We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Downtown Franklin

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615-591-8500
Website
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint...
Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint downtown Franklin is the perfect sleepy Southern town. Visitors can easily spend a day browsing antique shops and boutiques and dining at one of its many ecelctic restaurants. Downtown Franklin offers an eclectic mix of antique shops, gift and book stores, art galleries and clothing boutiques. Franklin hosts several festivals each year.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 442 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 285
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
We walk around downtown Franklin every few months

Always see someone we know, a variety of restaurants to choose from, lots of seasonal activities (street fairs, Dickens Christmas etc), live music, Art Crawl once a month... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Cindy Statham B
Add Photo

442 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Always see someone we know, a variety of restaurants to choose from, lots of seasonal activities (street fairs, Dickens Christmas etc), live music, Art Crawl once a month, charming stores.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bartlett, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Abundance of shops, boutiques, galleries, curio shops, historic tours, and restaurants featuring wonderful Southern cooking all in a revitalized, friendly historic center.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Paris, Tennessee
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Plenty to do, see and shop. Can spend the whole day or more in the downtown area. No lack of food, shopping, antiques, historic venues, movie, sight seeing, etc.... whether a day tourist or a few days. Try Franklin downtown!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Franklin is a wonderful small town. Great shops, fabulous restaurants and always lots of people out and about on the sidewalks. Lots of different events throughout the year. Definitely worth a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southaven, Mississippi
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I love quaint shops, boutiques and antiques. Downtown Franklin doesn't disappoint. Lots of really good food. Too much to choose from. It is very easy to walk. Bonus all the parking is free.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Downtown Franklin was one of the best parts of a two week trip through the South. We visited on a weekend in May and the weather was warm and made a great time to dine outside at night. It has a very family oriented fibe with lots of families walking around and enjoying the warm weather. Shops on Saturday nite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Downtown Franklin is a wonderful place to walk around. We love stopping by whenever we are in the area. Nice places to shop, browse, and eat. In the past we took the haunted tour, highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodleaf, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wide variety of shops and restaurants. Great place to spend a day. Stop by the friendly and helpful ladies at the Visitor's Center. They were very helpful in directing us to specific types of stores for our browsing.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Quaint main street, with Pre-Civill War architecture and history mixed with antebellum facades. Good restaurants, lovely walking areas, places to shop. My only complaint is that it's trendy (almost too popular) and chain shops are moving in (versus the original shops).

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a great collection of shoppes and restaurants in a five block span of turn of the century buildings. The town is a picture postcard! Friendly people, great food, time well spent.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Downtown Franklin also viewed

 

Been to Downtown Franklin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Downtown Franklin and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Greenfield, Indiana, United States
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Downtown Franklin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?