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Downtown Franklin

Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-591-8500
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Pretty town

About half hour easy drive from Nashville. 4 hour free on street parking, lovely to have a wander... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
The Most Amazing Place to Visit

A small town with so much Charm and a lot to do and a lot to eat. Franklin has done a great job of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Franklin, Tennessee
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Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint downtown Franklin is the perfect sleepy Southern town. Visitors can easily spend a day browsing antique shops and boutiques and dining at one of its many ecelctic restaurants. Downtown Franklin offers an eclectic mix of antique shops, gift and book stores, art galleries and clothing boutiques. Franklin hosts several festivals each year.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“main street” (68 reviews)
“small town” (59 reviews)
“great shops” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-591-8500

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Reviewed 4 days ago

About half hour easy drive from Nashville. 4 hour free on street parking, lovely to have a wander round the attractive stores and read the various plaques providing historical information.

Thank jobow6
Reviewed 4 days ago

A small town with so much Charm and a lot to do and a lot to eat. Franklin has done a great job of keeping that small town charm. Not like a lot of vacation spots with shops that have "Touristy" type things to buy....More

Thank michaeleds
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice area to visit, nice stores and good restaurants (some better than others), parking is challenging, area is quaint but congested. You have to park and walk to most businesses. My biggest complaint are the pedestrians- most of the pedestrians are cannot or do...More

Thank VCJD
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well I live in Franklin (about 2 miles west of downtown) and I love it. A lot of people like to go to downtown Franklin and check out the shops and restaurants. I would argue it's a bit more fun when they're having a festival....More

Thank Nashville_brent_65
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is worth visiting Historic Downtown Franklin. Great shops, restaurants and historical sites. I definitely recommend visiting Savoury Spice Shop and Ivey Cake. Even if you just wander around the downtown core, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We wanted to take a trip from the DC area down to Nashville - my husband heard about Franklin being one of the best small towns in America, so we decided to stay there and drive into Nashville. Boy, are we glad that we did!...More

Thank TLee8525
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Randomly ended up here while out driving. Was a great place to walk around and take a peek at the historic sites and so.e of the shops. Everyone enjoyed it. It was hot while we were wondering around town and the ac in the shops...More

Thank a1z2j345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Main Street is a quaint section of historic Franklin lined with unique boutiques and eclectic shops, along with a handful of assorted restaurants.

Thank eskdunning
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the quaint little town with a lot of history. I loved walking around and stopping in for a sandwich for lunch.

Thank Nancyles2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like doing the Arts Scene tour on the first Friday of the month, but it is not as great as it used to be. There were only a limited number of galleries open and a limited number of places offering free food and wine....More

Thank GingerGin
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Rozanne N
Is there Sunday shopping?
22 May 2017|
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Response from cccaptain | Reviewed this property |
No. Not much Sunday shopping. It is mostly about the restaurants on Sundays.
Are the shops open on Saturday nights
11 September 2016|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the shop owners hours.
How do you in expensively get to Franklin from Downtown Nashville?
6 December 2015|
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Response from Lynne D | Reviewed this property |
Car but there maybe a local n us route. We went by cae. It was q short drive and very easy. We adored downtown Franklin.