The Classic Franklin Tour
Our most popular daytime tour provides an overview of Franklin's history, with something for everyone in the family. You'll get a glimpse into the lives of some of the town's most interesting people and gain an appreciation for some of the most historic buildings and the events that took place in them.You'll learn about a church for freed slaves, the antebellum courthouse, the Confederate soldier in the center of the square, a most unlikely spy, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church and its beautiful stained glass windows.
The Classic Franklin tour lasts about 90 minutes and covers about six wheelchair-accessible blocks. The tour is offered most days of the year, generally at 10:00 a.m. in the morning, although other times are often available. $15 adults; $10 teens, $5 children ages 6-13. Tours begin at 305 Public Square, which is the old Courthouse, right next to Mellow Mushroom restaurant. Park on the street or in the (free) Fourth Avenue parking garage.
Here's a review on Tripadvisor.com: "This tour is wonderful! Franklin is a beautiful, historic town worth seeing. The Franklin on Foot tour takes you into the details of the town's history - from funny, to heroic, to tragic, to amazing. Margie does a great job explaining how the various events happened and what the people were feeling back then. A morning tour, ending with lunch and a little shopping is the perfect way to spend the day. And everyone is gracious - going above and beyond to be welcoming and helpful."