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Downtown Franklin, Franklin

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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. To visit Downtown Franklin on your trip to Franklin, use our Franklin itinerary builder.
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  • If you haven't visited downtown Franklin, you are missing out. Very fun place! Antique shopping, dress shops, coffee, candy, restaurants and night light. Oh, and an old fashioned movie theater/music v...  more »
  • Everything you want in a small town square is exactly what Franklin is! The shops are all trendy and homey, the food is great, and everyone is as friendly as can be! 
  • My friend and I were touring and wanted to see what was in downtown Franklin. They have the cutest shops full of fun stuff. We stopped at the Spice shop and got some neat spices. You can get them in b...  more »