on Foot has gone mobile! We now offer
bicycle tours and rentals.
Join a small group led by one of our local
tour guides as we explore Franklin's history and beauty. You will pedal
along the streets of Downtown Franklin, through our historic cemeteries,
and on scenic routes off the beaten path.
We provide high-quality bikes and helmets. The route provides participants with a dose of both mental and
Here are our tours:
Scenic Franklin tour: We'll pass
through Franklin's most historic neighborhoods and coast along the
bike path. We'll visit the Factory of Franklin,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the ever-so-lovely W. Main Street. 2
hours, $35 per person, includes bicycle and guided tour.
Civil War tour: We'll tour the
battlefield of Franklin and see the site of the Carter House cotton gin,
Collins' Farm, Ft. Granger, and take guided tours of both Lotz
House and Carter House Civil War museums. 4 hours, $80 per person,
includes admission for guided tour of both Carter and Lotz Houses plus a
ticket for Carnton Plantation for you to visit on your own.
Bike Rentals: $8/hour
All rentals and tours include our
24-speed Fuji cruisers, helmets and locks. Bikes are equipped with safety
equipment such as bells, lights and reflectors, and come with baskets to
store your personal belongings.
We don't have set times for tours, so
we'll schedule your tour at your convenience. Just call
615-400-3808 for information and reservations. Tours begin at Handy
Hardware, 731 Columbia Avenue. Parking onsite.
Here's a review from
Tripadvisor.com: "My husband and I took the Bike Tour of Franklin
with Margie! It was a beautiful ride through Franklin with Margie
stopping and telling us information about the town, the history and the
people throughout the ride! It was one of the best tours we have ever
taken! I would recommend this to everyone!!! Margie is a wonderful
storyteller and she makes the history of the town come alive!"