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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Did the Franklin battle tours and spend the rest of the day downtown. The shops are quaint and the restaurants are plentiful. Perfect day trip more »
A great place to just wander around & enjoy all the little shops. You will find some tasty restaurants that are local as well as Mellow Mushroom & Tazikis. The spice shop there is wonderful with so.... more »
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