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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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  • We were in town for some medical appointments and decided to make a little vacation of it. The downtown was charming and had many shops and restaurants. The proprietors were all extremely friendly and...  more »
  • Great downtown area. Restaurants, bars and some great shops. I wish I'd had more time here not only to shop but also to visit some of the historical sites. Park and wander the Main Street.  more »
  • Take time to stroll back a few years and enjoy Franklin. Wonderful place to window shop and browse. You find excellent eateries and quaint shops. The surround area is full of antique shops and more re...  more »