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The Factory

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
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Fun, Food, Fantastic Day!

Saturday is Farmers market day and a great way to start the day! Homemade goodies from the farms... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
Mamawwade
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Gainesville, Georgia
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Low-Key Place...Great Antique Shops

After having driven back and forth from our hotel in Franklin to the downtown area, our family... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2016
cletterly
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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Saturday is Farmers market day and a great way to start the day! Homemade goodies from the farms, fresh veggies, handmade wares galore! Such a fun atmosphere. Food trucks to quench your thirst and hunger! The Vendors are all friendly and engaging. Once you see...More

1  Thank Mamawwade
Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2016

Thanks so much for the fabulous review!! We appreciate you and can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 3, 2016

After having driven back and forth from our hotel in Franklin to the downtown area, our family stopped here to get an idea of what this large place really was. At first glance, it looks like a tourist attraction, however, this is a large interior...More

Thank cletterly
Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2016

Thanks so much for the five star review!! We're so glad that you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 25, 2016

I have many visitors to Franklin ask me about The Factory and, aside from the fact that it use to be an actually factory (stoves), I wouldn't say it's a place a tourist needs to go out of their way to see. As a local,...More

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed February 20, 2016

The Factory in Franklin has a wonderful antique store, food venues, clothing shops, and enough to keep you busy for a few hours. We loved the antique store and I found an English cup and saucer to add to my collection.

Thank MSO70
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

From restaurants to a mix of unique shops you will find it at the Factory. Antiques, painting classes, concerts, plays and ice cream. Saffire restaurant is a big draw here and is always busy

Thank Jandabaker
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

How many can remember when stoves were made in the old factory? A great history for Franklin and vicinity. The Jamison Factory was a new addition to an old established location.

Thank Houston N
Reviewed February 6, 2016

There's lots of activities clustered in and around The Factory. It's home to the Franklin Farmer's Market (hours 9-12/9-1 in summer and it's covered). Great market - well attended by a variety of vendors year-round! The Factory has picked up somewhat as far as retailers...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed January 31, 2016

In January of 2016, my daughter (teenager) and I toured the factory. We entered on a Saturday afternoon, and found it nearly deserted, most shops closed and little to enjoy. A coffee shop of interest, and potentially a restaurant that seemed interesting, yet overall there...More

1  Thank Fistandantalus
Reviewed January 18, 2016

I have been on several occasions to the Farmers Market, the restaurants around the property, and even to weddings and concerts inside this venue. Great little hub of fun things to do, and most everything is inside so enjoy in any weather.

2  Thank nkiern
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I loved the Saturday farmers market! The food and crafts are fun to browse and I love the tasty samples. Local artists and farmers come together and are a joy to talk to. The Factory has an array of unique shops, I especially loved the...More

Thank RangerNate
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Don T
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Response from acarmen1 | Reviewed this property |
Don, The address is 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064 Enjoy, I had lots of fun there.
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