Historic Franklin, Tennessee
Historic Franklin, Tennessee – This small, historical, and eclectic Tennessee town, just south of Nashville, is growing in stature, as it continues to attract residents and visitors, alike. Franklin is a town whose time has come, and it is worth making frequent getaways from the coast (or anywhere) to take in all the charm, history and artistic culture. The charisma of this endearing southern destination emanates from the historical Civil War events that took place in and around Franklin, and the lush beauty of the farms and rolling hills of middle Tennessee.
Franklin is a respite from big city life, yet overflowing with a broad variety of live music, entertainment, shopping, and fine cuisine. Artisans, musicians, and creatives, along with farmers, workers, and entrepreneurs are the everyday people who ‘rub shoulders,’ around Franklin. The people of Franklin are some of the most gracious people on the planet. Their love for this town is evident in the details of historical preservation, event production, and artistic cultivation. Regardless of the season, there is always an upcoming event, festival, or another battlefield, park, trail or historic home to explore. Shopping, dining, and touring are abundant in downtown Franklin, along with sampling wines, brews, and spirits of local ‘masters and makers.’
Everyone who appreciates excellent food and drinks can experience an array of local coffee shops, distilleries, wineries, along with distinctive bars and restaurants in historic Franklin, Tennessee. The venues in and around Franklin often provide live music, showcasing local musicians. One of the highlights (and largest) of Franklin’s annual musical events is Pilgrimage, which occurs in October, and attracts tens of thousands from all over the country. Pilgrimage is hosted on Harlinsdale Farms, formerly a horse farm, which is now owned and managed as a public park by the City of Franklin. Most of the city parks are listed in the national historic register and are a significant part of Franklin’s journey.
The stories of the people who began and built Franklin are mesmerizing. This small town was founded in 1799 and meticulously preserves its heritage in the local battlefields, and the impact of final Civil War battles in the area. Franklin fosters a culture that celebrates a diverse and artistic community. The town thrives with the production of annual festivals and events that engage locals, and attract tourists. This is Franklin’s successful formula for delightful escape, and laid-back adventure, beyond the entertainment glitz and glam of nearby Nashville. However, the music heritage is alive and well in Franklin, as well. Live music and theatre is an integral part of the Franklin culture, and extends to the nearby village of Liepers Fork, another iconic spot on the must-see-and-do checklist.
There is a host of relaxing accommodations offered by local Airbnbs, which enhances the visit to historic Franklin, Tennessee and other attractions in Williamson County. Cozy cottages, stately southern homes and inviting Bed and Breakfast destinations are simple to reserve and book through Airbnb.com. If pampering and upscale lodging are preferred, Franklin and the nearby Brentwood community boast a wide variety of hotels from which to choose.
The Franklin experience can intrigue for a few hours, several days, or a lifetime. The best resource for “all things Franklin” is the inviting visitors center, VisitFranklin.com located in the heart of downtown, Franklin. Whatever the interest, the knowledgeable Visit Franklin team is readily available to direct and guide all who desire get to know this charming southern town, with an encounter that will bring you back, for more.