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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: The compelling story of the times, the family, and the fine antiques of the Civil War era.The Lotz House, which has been on... more » Owner description: The compelling story of the times, the family, and the fine antiques of the Civil War era.The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee, at “the epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle of the Civil War on November 30, 1864. Join us as we step back into Civil War history. « less
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: 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... 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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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; History Museums
This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle and has a museum dedicated to the history of the battle.
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton Plantation was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock... more » Owner description: A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton Plantation was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock and was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including President Andrew Jackson. By the time of the Civil War, Carnton was home to John and Carrie McGavock. On November 30, 1864, the site was witness to the Battle of Franklin. Carnton became the largest field hospital in the area following the terrible battle, and in 1866 the McGavock Confederate Cemetery was established nearby. Today the cemetery holds the remains of nearly 1,500 Southern soldiers. « less
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The Franklin Theatre opened in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street. The downtown Franklin... more » Owner description: The Franklin Theatre opened in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street. The downtown Franklin landmark closed in 2007 but the Heritage Foundation of Franklin, a nonprofit preservation group, stepped in to buy and rehabilitate the historic landmark. After three years of work, and an investment of more than $8 million, the historic Franklin Theatre reopened better than ever. It features classic movies and concerts from artists such as Little Texas, Jars of Clay, Mac McAnally and more. « less
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Ranked #6 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint downtown Franklin is the perfect sleepy Southern town.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #7 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Located in the heart of Franklin, we are located within the bustling community of The Factory at Franklin. The heart of a the... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of Franklin, we are located within the bustling community of The Factory at Franklin. The heart of a the old bustling manufacturing company that is Boiler Room Theatre provides an intimate theater spaces. With inherent charm, natural acoustics, exposed brick and beams, and nearly 40-foot ceilings. We have 120 comfy, movie-theater style seats you'll be close enough to see every nuance of the performance, but not so close you feel you're in the show.Our live theater is close to great restaurants and shopping along with plenty of free, well-lit parking.The Boiler Room Theatre is currently in it's twelfth season--greatly due to strong support from our community « less
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Ranked #9 of 24 attractions in Franklin
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Ranked #10 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Parks
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Ranked #11 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #12 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Parks; Historic Sites
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Ranked #13 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Malls
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Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Historic Sites; Parks
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Ranked #15 of 24 attractions in Franklin
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Ranked #16 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Parks
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Ranked #17 of 24 attractions in Franklin
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Ranked #20 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Battlefields; Historic Sites
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Ranked #21 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Owner description: We are a 12,000 square foot family fun center with an arcade, pizza, bumper cars, mini bowling, obstacle course inflatable,... more » Owner description: We are a 12,000 square foot family fun center with an arcade, pizza, bumper cars, mini bowling, obstacle course inflatable, and a jungle blaster room with play equipment and slides. « less
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Ranked #22 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Category: Dams
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