Built around a town square featuring a Civil War monument of a lone Confederate soldier overlooking the center of town, Downtown Franklin offers a glimpse into its history, along with a collection of modern boutiques and art galleries. The site of a major Civil War battle, the town features a 16-block area on the National Register of Historic Places that's filled with restored Victorian buildings, many of which now house antique shops, gift shops, and bookstores. Shop around town, stroll down one of the walking trails, and dine at one of the many restaurants in the area. Parking is free and within easy walking distance from everything the town has to offer. Plan to visit Downtown Franklin and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Franklin attractions using our Franklin road trip planning app.
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We visited Franklin to tour the civil war homes and grounds but was so impressed with Franklin I could spend the time just visiting downtown. The town is one of the most prettiest in the state and... more »
We stopped in Franklin to have lunch. This is a quaint town with lots of history. Much of the architecture is Civil War/post Civil War. Lots of restaurants and boutique shopping. They have free... more »
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