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History Tours

Think You Hate History?

That's because you've never experienced our special blend of education and entertainment we call "Edutainment." We offer a variety of tours for just about every age and interest and put our special stamp on Franklin's history that you won't get anywhere else.

Classic Franklin Tour

There’s just no better way to get a feel for a place than on a guided walking tour. Join us as we take a leisurely stroll through Franklin’s historic streets. You’ll love the warm feel of Franklin’s downtown, as friendly residents say hello, because that’s just the way we do it here.

Our most popular daytime tour provides an overview of Franklin's history, with something for everyone in the family. You'll get a glimpse into the lives of some of the town's most interesting people and gain an appreciation for architecturally-significant buildings and the events that took place in them. You'll learn about an enterprising slave, the Confederate soldier in the center of the square, a most unlikely spy, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church’s near-destruction as well as its beautiful stained glass windows.


Day & Time: M-Sat/10:00am 

Cost: $20/adults, $10/teens, $5/kids

Duration: 2 hours

Length: 6 blocks

Where to meet: 305 Public Square (in front of the old courthouse, next to Mellow Mushroom restaurant)

Chip and the Sunset

Franklin town square

Franklin town square


Margie was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed her so much that we went back for a food tour 2 days later with her."

"It was nice to have a guide rather than reading the walking tour brochure. Thoroughly enjoyed it!"

"Alicia at Franklin on Foot was an awesome guide. Her enthusiasm for her town was contagious. She was informative and fun. The tour was casual and relaxing."

"Margie is a delight and knows everything there is to know about Franklin and its history. Such a great experience--enjoyable and informative."



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