Love a Good Ghost Story?
Ghost tours are all the rage throughout the U.S. and abroad, and Franklin’s has been listed among the best. Folks love to hear a spooky story, and we’ve got plenty, plus photographs that will simply amaze you. Join us on our most–popular tours offered most nights of the year.
Haunted Franklin Tour
The family-friendly Haunted Franklin tour explores the ghosts and haunts that linger on the brick-lined streets and historic dwellings in charming Franklin, Tennessee. Departed socialites, a Civil War spy, failed businessmen, Confederate soldiers, and at least one dog roam downtown, and we spend an intriguing hour and a half with them. One is helpful, several appear lonely, and one seems to be afraid of the dark. We’ll visit 4-5 locations on our leisurely walk through Franklin. Bring your camera: you never know what you may catch. And we’ll show you the photos that other visitors have taken on our tours.
Day & Time: April-September/8:00pm October-March/7:00pm
Cost: $20/adults, $10/teens, $5/kids
Duration: 90 minutes
Length: 6 blocks
Where to meet: 305 Public Square (in front of the old Williamson County courthouse, next to Mellow Mushroom restaurant).
"Our guide Margie was an excellent storyteller and we loved her detailed descriptions of her conversations with those who experience haunted Franklin firsthand.
"Alicia was our guide, she was terrific. Great story teller: animated, articulate and clearly loves her job."
"Robert was knowledgeable and told interesting stories about the scary history in front of of beautiful antebellum homes. Not too scary for kids either! Great family fun."
- Tripadvisor Reviews
Ghosts of the Battlefield
at Lotz House
The epicenter of the 1864 Battle of Franklin is located just six blocks south of the historic boundary of the once-quiet village of Franklin, and was the homeplace of two families, the Carters and the Lotzes. We will tour the restored Lotz House while hearing stories of bloodshed and destruction... and unexplained phenomena. You’ll hear of the woman in a nightgown crying out for a loved one, a little girl staring out a window, women's voices (but there’s no one there) and ordinary items that just can't stay put. When lives are cut short, sometimes spirits remain…and that's what happened here. Visit the home described by the Travel Channel in 2012 as one of the “most terrifying places in America.”
Day & Time: Fri/6:30pm
Cost: $20/adults, $10 under 14
Duration: one hour, 15 minutes
Length: In house, 2 floors
Where to meet: 1111 Columbia Avenue
"If you have an interest in ghosts, you need to do this tour."