Fall in Love With Franklin
Franklin makes it easy to have a great time. From our nationally-recognized historic Main Street to the incredible boutique shopping, dining, and classic architecture, we have something for everyone. Whether you're a native or here for the first time, come take a walk with us!
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If you’re looking for Franklin’s best stories (and a few secrets), we have you covered. We’ll take you from our founding through the Civil War, and on to present day. This tour includes several stops where you’ll meet locals who share brief histories of their buildings. The tour ends at a local sweet shop for a special treat before we say goodbye.
Monday-Saturday at 9:30AM
$25 adult, $15 age 2-12, under 2 free
Grim and Ghostly
This walk through the historic district takes you past the most haunted buildings in town. You’ll hear ghost and crime stories ranging from the merely mischievous to the downright dark. Sure to entertain history geeks, murderinos, and paranormal enthusiasts alike.
Nightly at 7PM
(Or other nights by appointment. Just call, text or email to book.)
$24 adults, $15 teens, $10 children 2-12, under 2 free
Join your tour guide and celebrity psychic for a stroll through our streets in search of communication with the other side. No one can predict exactly what will happen on this outing, but past walks have revealed healing messages and previously unknown facts about people and buildings that were later confirmed. Do you dare?
Next event to be announced SOON!
$75/pp Limited to 50 people per tour.
Visit Franklin's historic cemeteries as costumed actors tell the stories of those buried beneath.
History comes alive when told from the grave.
Saturday, October 29th, 2022
$20 adult, $10 teen, $5 age 12 and under
North Margin St. and 4th Avenue North
Closed-toe shoes and flashlights recommended. Uneven ground not wheelchair-friendly. Bring an umbrella if raining.
Franklin's Fierce Females
Don't confuse Southern ladies with shrinking violets. Franklin has been home to some of the bravest, wildest and most remarkable women you could imagine. We'll tell you about scrappy settlers, heroines and spies of the Civil War, a rule-breaking socialite, and a trail-blazing suffragette. From a six year-old child who survived the eye of the Battle of Franklin to then become a famous artist to current Frankliner Lillian Stewart, our first (and only!) female mayor, these women's stories will amaze and inspire you.
Monday-Saturday at 1PM
$20 adults, $15 teens, $10 children 2-12, under 2 free
KILLERS & COCKTAILS
Join true crime writer/producer DOMINIQUE PAUL for an unforgettable evening in downtown Franklin. She’ll talk about her work on notorious cases as you visit sites of our own historic murder scenes, answering your questions along the way.
She has written and produced shows for A+E Networks, Oxygen, ID, and more.
Saturday, October 1st
Pre-party 7-8pm at Bakehouse Wine & Spirits, 117 First Ave N Franklin
Tour departs at 8pm
Must be 21 or over to attend. Event goes rain or shine.
90 minutes-4 Hours
Looking for something special? Maybe an all-Civil War tour, a boozy bar crawl, children's walk, or an extra graphic crime tour? Let us create a custom experience just for you. Perfect for families, girls' trips, church groups, corporate outings, field trips, book clubs, etc.
Contact us to schedule.
Rates vary based on tour length and number of visitors.
All tours start at Landmark Booksellers,
114 E MAIN ST
Franklin, TN 37064