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Address: 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
Phone Number: +1 615-791-1777
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Built in 1929, The Factory occupies the buildings that once served as the...

Built in 1929, The Factory occupies the buildings that once served as the Dortch Stove Works, Magic Chef and later the Jamison Bedding Company. A member of the National Register of Historic Places, The Factory is rich with history and a very careful renovation has preserved many of The Factory's original features and architectural details. Calvin bought the sprawling complex seven years ago and, after an environmental clean-up, began opening the facility in sections. Today, The Factory at Franklin has 83 tenants. Imagine that factory coming alive with concerts, dining, shopping, meetings, live theatre, art galleries, decorators' showcases, antiques and offices. Our unique facility can serve all this and more. Take a look at The Factory in its days as a bustling, working factory, then embark on a photographic tour of its renovation and transformation to the diverse and vibrant shopping and entertainment complex it is today.

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Coo place worth a visit.

This place has an assortment of cool shops and boutiques, bakery, coffee shops and the boutiques and artisan shops are incredible. One-of-a-kind. You could spend all day here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Holiday_Maker49022
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has an assortment of cool shops and boutiques, bakery, coffee shops and the boutiques and artisan shops are incredible. One-of-a-kind. You could spend all day here.

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Haslett, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a rainy Saturday morning here. The weather prevented us from enjoying the farmers market that was set up outside, but it was quite large and looked like it was popular with the locals. We browsed a couple of the buildings that make up the Factory. It appeared to be heavy on antique stores, but that was fun. There... More 

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Murfreesboro
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday to just browse around. Nice atmosphere great donuts a little pricey 2 donuts 9 bucks.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the vibe at this place, and the indie style of shops available. I got a pressed juice whilst here which was very expensive for what it was, but tasty! Good places to sit and nice background music.

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review! We value the opinions of our customers, please come back soon! More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a few shops, most of space is office space. Things in shops were overpriced. The antique shop was 3/4 new mechandise.

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. The shops make their own hours, so if you want to visit a certain one we would suggest calling beforehand! More 

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270 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love the Factory and its boutique-style shops. This is not a typical mall and it is such a fun place to shop in downtown Franklin. It was a factory many years ago so it provides a unique and fun shopping atmosphere. Now it hosts shops and restaurants and is also a music venue. Unfortunately, I've never eaten here or... More 

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Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for the five star review!! We appreciate the feedback, please come again soon! More 

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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This building was an old factory back in the day. It's very old with high ceilings and concrete floors and is a great p,ace to spend the morning having coffee, shopping in the boutique type stores and then having lunch. There are several restaurants and great shops. It's a great place to go any day but a really fun place... More 

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Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the awesome, five star review, David!! We hope you'll come back soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This was a former oven factory as well as other uses before and after. It now houses some great shops including an antique store, children's shop, vinyl record shop as well as home decorating shops. It has a couple of restaurants along with Five Daughter's Bakery and Honest Coffee Shop. On Wednesday nights, a live performance of Music City Roots... More 

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Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Please come again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

My wife and I just moved to the Franklin, TN area and had heard about The Factory from some friends. We visited it a couple of weeks ago. Not as big as I had hoped but I'm sure that we will return. We visited in the middle of the week so it was not very crowded. Several interesting merchants with... More 

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Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Judson! We hope you'll come back to visit again soon! More 

dayton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We wanted a to get away from the tourist traps of Nashville for a day. Franklin is a quiet town but has some interest. My husband plays the guitar and sings back home and I thought the Artisan Guitars would be a different place to go. They carry handcrafted guitars, mandolins and ukuleles. The owner and clerks were very friendly... More 

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Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback, Kris! We appreciate it! More 

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