Franklin Walking Tours

Take a tour of one of the south's most charming cities with Franklin's top-rated guide!

Franklin Walking Tours

Take an intimate tour of one of the south's most charming cities.

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!


Our Tours

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Franklin Charm

2 Hours

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

$22 adult, $15 age 2-12, under 2 free

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Grim and Ghostly

90 Minutes

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. 

Friday and Saturday at 7PM

$22 adults, $15 teens, $10 children 2-12, under 2 free



90 Minutes

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 coming soon!

$75/pp Limited to 50 people per tour. 


Tombstone Tales

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. 


Picture Perfect

1-2 Hours, depending on number of guests

Picture Perfect photo tour has you strolling through our historic district from one insta-worthy backdrop to another. These locations change often, as murals pop up and interior backgrounds are built. Create a memorable souvenir of your Franklin visit or just have fun being treated like a celebrity. Would make a very romantic proposal setting, too! You or your guide can take your shots, or have us hire a pro (additional fee).

Monday-Saturday by appointment

$22 per person

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2 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,
Franklin, TN 37064


Capture Your Memories

Professional Photographer Available! Are you celebrating a special occasion? Capture the magic of historic Franklin with a keepsake photo. Must be booked in advance.


"We took the family on a ghost walk in Franklin and it was nothing short of a great night. The guide is a natural storyteller with extensive knowledge of Franklin's history, especially the ghostly. Plenty of buildings and houses with amazing stories to be told. I would recommend Franklin Walking Tours to anyone that wants to have a great time and learn history that most outsiders will never know."

~ Rob Story

"Franklin Walking Tours is THE BEST walking tour in Franklin today! Alicia King Marshall will guide you through the very best of downtown Franklin. Her passion and knowledge of Franklin history is vast. She will share the backstories of Franklin’s most fascinating people. You will enjoy this incredibly fun 2-hour Franklin Charm walking tour. Perfect for couples and families or a great girlfriend getaway. I recommend it to vacationers and Franklin locals. You will learn so much you didn’t know about our beloved town. Meet at the historic Landmark Booksellers and your final stop will end with a sweet treat from one of Franklin’s best bakeries! Book your tour today!!🍪❤️"

~ Buffie Baril

"Alicia is the BEST! Not only is her story telling wonderful and animated, she provides accurate historical facts about the town of Franklin. Every ghost story is sure to give you goosebumps and you’ll be ready to learn more after every tour. She shows everyone pictures captured by walking tour guests in the past that will have your whole friend group or family talking about it for days. I’ve attended multiple walking tours hosted by her and I have loved all of them. It’s a must when I have people visit me! Best walking tour in Franklin! Book with Franklin Walking Tours. You won’t be disappointed!"

~ Carson Hill

"I had a wonderful tour with Alicia King Marshall today. She is extremely personable and passionate about Franklin. Her knowledge of Franklin is deep and varied having an excellent grasp of history, art, worship and the people who live here. I found myself not only excited but curious to learn more. She is a remarkable tour guide."

~ Beth Baldwin

“The Ghost Tour was a blast! I'm a local but I learned a ton about the "darker" history of the city. Super informative and a great time for kids as well.”

~ John Peterson

“Beautiful city and a very informative tour! Highly recommend to anyone visiting or for a local looking to learn a whole lot more about this charming city. ”

~ Sarah Walters

"We took the Charming Tour and it was fantastic. Alicia was our guide and she is the best tour guide. She knows Franklin better than anyone and shares her knowledge of the rich historical background of the city. Alicia also shared lots of tidbits of the long ago residents. Whether you're a local or a visitor, you will learn so much and have fun along the way."

~ Carol Gray

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