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Downtown Franklin, Franklin
(4.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I moved to the area two years ago and fell in love with Franklin, TN. The shops on Main Street is must to visit! They offer great gifts as well as items for yourself. You can window shop or stop by an...  more »
  • On our way home to Florida from Nashville I begged my husband to stop here just for a few hours and I didn't regret it. What a beautiful little downtown. I wished I could of spent several hours and go...  more »
  • My wife, especially liked walking this town. Many, many upscale shops in the downtown area. We came via a referral from a friend. He was right on target with it. Just a short drive from Nashville, whe...  more »