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
This award-winning tour is our most popular.
$24 adults, $15 teens, $10 children 2-12, under 2 free
One Night Only!
You'll never forget the site of the costumed actors of all ages in our historic cemeteries, eerily illuminated by the glow of lanterns. As you approach each one, they'll tell you stories of those buried beneath. Enjoy this annual night of fashion, theatre, and Franklin's remarkable past.
History comes alive when told from the grave.
Oct 28th from 7-9PM
(Arrive at 8pm to avoid opening crowd.)
$20 adults, $10 teens, $5 children 2-12, under 2 free
Haunted Hall Tour
We have wanted to lead night tours here FOR YEARS, and this is finally our chance.
This historic Masonic Hall has seen betrayals, celebrations, murders, and more. Walk in the footsteps of a President, a Chickasaw chief, the enslaved, and see graffiti left behind by occupying Civil War soldiers from the 1860s. You'll hear about past and current hauntings as your small group enjoys unprecedented access to this grand old building.
Saturdays, October 14, 21, and 28, 2023
$40 per person
115 2nd Ave S, Franklin, TN
KILLERS & COCKTAILS
Join true crime writer/producer DOMINIQUE PAUL for an unforgettable evening in downtown Franklin.
She’ll speak about her work on notorious cases as we walk past sites of our historic murder scenes, and answer questions as we go.
Saturday, October 7th, First Saturday of every month.
Tour starts at 7:30pm, Americana Taphouse, ends at Stable Reserve
Event goes rain or shine.
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
Special Friday the 13th Psychic
Join your tour guide and celebrity psychic DEB LANTZ for an evening at the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin in search of communication with the other side. We'll meet at the Carter Hill site in historic Franklin.
This event will include use of an EVP recorder and lighted EMF tripwire, (as seen on Kindred Spirits), as well as a spirit box using the Estes method.
Past walks have revealed healing messages and previously unknown facts about people and buildings that were later confirmed.
Friday, October 13th 7:30pm-9:00pm Carter Hill Park
$60/pp Limited to 50 guests
90 minutes-4 Hours
Looking for something special? Maybe an all-Civil War tour, VIP shopping spree, boozy bar crawl, 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.
Tours* start at Landmark Booksellers,
114 E MAIN ST
Franklin, TN 37064
*with the exception of special October events such as TOMBSTONE TALES and Haunted Jailhouse tours. See ticketing confirmation for correct meeting place or call us to confirm. Thank you!