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Franklin on Foot

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Address: 305 Public Square, Franklin, TN 37064-2580
Phone Number: +1 615-400-3808
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Great night out to hear about some Franklin Ghost!

Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Can't wait to go back and hear more stories! Alicia was awesome as well!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Can't wait to go back and hear more stories! Alicia was awesome as well!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful shops, restaurants and history. Lots of antiques. Fourth street was closed and had live music.

Thank Cynthia S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the best time in my life. Our tour guide Alicia was amazing and I could feel the ghost stories like I was there. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time with our tour guide, Alicia. Check it out soon!!!! You have many things to wonder about in and after the tour!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good overview of the history of Franklin. Interesting stories of area residents and historical buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Franklin and took part in the Friday evening ghost tour. Our guide was wonderful and she had a HUGE group to deal with:). The tour was fun without being kitschy and everything was rooted in history. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scheduled the tour on a whim and so happy I did! Margie led a large group around haunted Franklin with ease and had the group captured and fascinated at each stop. Margie made Franklin come alive with the ghosts that live here now and had actual photos for the skeptics. Don't believe in ghosts? You will after this lovely stroll... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a bad thing to do for a couple of hours in the evening. Be prepared to walk ALOT and at a fast pace. The history stories are pretty interesting but some of the ghost stories are a little, well you know, out there. Would like to have made a couple of more stops in between the long walks to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met Margie for a 10:00 walking tour & had a great experience! She knew lots of history of Franklin & told many stories to make it come to life. It was so nice to have a guide rather than reading the walking tour brochure. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mind tends to wander, but Alicia kept my attention the whole way. What a great story teller. I loved hearing more history of where I live.

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