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Downtown Franklin, Franklin

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#2 of 11 in Neighborhoods in Tennessee
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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  • Cute downtown area. A great place to visit if your visiting the middle Tennessee area. Very pretty in the spring and fall. There are some cute little places to shop and eat at. Also, there are some in...  more »
  • We have lived in Nashville most of our lives. My husband grew up in Nashville, and I moved here out of college. We began visiting Franklin, about a 25 min. drive South, years ago. Franklin's downtown ...  more »
  • Downtown Franklin is definitely something you should do if you are in the area. It is a very cute little shopping district. Multiple boutiques, restaurants, a movie theater and more. We spent about 3 ...  more »

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