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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Downtown Franklin

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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 downtown...

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 744 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 505
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Ol time feeling

Franklin gives you that "going to town" feeling I had growing up in the 50's......always active...busy with car and foot traffic...people talking on the street ...lots of shops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Edward C

Similar Things to Do in Franklin

Add Photo Write a Review

744 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 736: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Franklin gives you that "going to town" feeling I had growing up in the 50's......always active...busy with car and foot traffic...people talking on the street ...lots of shops and things to see not to mention a good variety of restaurants. It has maintained it's architectural character and charm by holding on to past .

Helpful?
Thank Edward C
Nolensville, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Charming, easy to navigate, ample free parking and inviting... This is downtown Franklin. With a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year, there is something for everyone, all ages included. Music, food, unique shops and more you will find here.

Helpful?
Thank Debbie C
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Level Contributor
274 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came down here for lunch and walk around a bit. It was a Saturday and really crowded. Had to hunt for a parking spots. Lots of little shops with a nice variety of things. Some crafts locally made. Picked up a couple things while we were here. Had lunch at the Greek place. It was not very good. Most the... More 

Helpful?
Thank GJTravel
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perhaps my wife and I didn't make the most of Franklin, but we took an Uber from Nashville, to check out, for a few hours, this much hyped town. While my wife certainly enjoyed some of the clothing boutiques (men beware: I could hardly find any stores that carried men's clothing), we were both very underwhelmed by the downtown. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank Howard H
Franklin
Level Contributor
64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Downtown Franklin is growing in leaps and bounds. There are so many activities now...live music...art crawl...festivals,etc. New shops and restaurants are coming too! You will love the charm of this quaint town!

Helpful?
Thank DarleneJohnson120760
San Ramon, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming downtown with unique boutique shops and interesting history. We found parking easily. Walked the streets, had choices of many restaurants, and enjoyed building architecture. The scenic view of the country drive to get there was beautiful. Go to the private confederate cemetary.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy S
Richmond Heights, Ohio
Level Contributor
65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are on vacation in Nashville and are staying with some friends in Franklin. They told us to check out downtown Franklin. We went to Puckett's and then walked around. The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful. There are some great antique shops and other small business that sell everything from clothes to pet stuff. We went in a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mmuzyk02
Tipp City, Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Franklin. We were staying in Nashville, and wanted to check at the surrounding area. It is a beautiful, historical town. Great shops, restaurants. Just park in town and you can walk all over. There are cute houses to check out also!

Helpful?
1 Thank MOONgirl56
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really fabulous day antique shopping and in a local bar - was a really nice break from the beloved but slightly brash Nashville. Franklin is the America I conjured in my head as a little girl. Very Very quaint and historic. One of our favourite days in both of our trips now. Will be back next year for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank KJo80
Cancun
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downtown Franklin is a cute and quaint spot. The street is lines with fun shops(especially the new spice shop) and great restaurants. Everyone is super friendly and genuinely glad to meet you

Helpful?
Thank veannekristib

Travelers who viewed Downtown Franklin also viewed

 

Been to Downtown Franklin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

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

See all questions (2)

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?