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Finding Franklin

Finding Franklin

Offering participants a fun and interactive way to discover Franklin, TN’s historic core while winning prizes from local merchants, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) is launching the #FindingFranklin social media campaign this month, aimed at engaging both locals and visitors alike. Taking place each Friday, the DFA will post an obscure photo taken at various […]

Haunted Franklin Tour

Haunted Franklin Tour

Lives cut short…. Sudden, violent death…. Unfinished business. All reasons spirits remain behind. But sometimes it’s an entirely different reason: folks get so attached to their homes that they just can’t bear to leave…even after they die. Franklin seems to be full of both kinds. We’ve got departed socialites, spies, businessmen, Confederate soldiers, and at […]

Round Table with Eric Jacobson

Round Table with Eric Jacobson

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the Franklin Civil War Round Table featuring key-note speaker Eric A. Jacobson on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center. “The Civil War Round Table is a great way to educate the community about topics pertaining to the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin,” said Eric […]

Wedding Dresses through the Decades

Wedding Dresses through the Decades

Join Oaklands Mansion for a reception celebrating the 5th Anniversary of “Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” presented in partnership with the MTSU Human Sciences Department. This event will feature an afternoon send-off of the bride and groom with champagne, light refreshments, door prizes and a presentation on the color white to be held on March […]

Audio Cell Phone Tour

Audio Cell Phone Tour

Click here and begin your tour of Franklin. Call from home or your cell phone to learn about the Battle of Franklin and what took place at our Historic Parks. To call from any cell phone, smartphone or landline dial 615 216-1597 to start your tour! For a full list of stops, visit the City […]

Save the Carter Outbuildings

Save the Carter Outbuildings

A century and a half ago November 30 became an indelible part of Franklin’s history. Since 1951 when The Carter House was saved and subsequently opened to the public, there have been many people and groups that have worked to preserve this important story. They have done so through battlefield reclamation, the care of historic […]

Lecture Series, Blue & Gray Days, Evening Tours and more

Lecture Series, Blue & Gray Days, Evening Tours and more

Lecture: Hood, Cleburne, and Wagner at the Battle of Franklin: How Personalities Impacted Nov. 30, 1864 November 19, 2015 6:00 pm Join us for a free lecture at the Fleming Center at Carnton Plantation. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited to the first 100 guests. Morning Battlefield Tour November 27, 2015 8:00 am […]

19th Century Trades Festival

19th Century Trades Festival

Historic Travellers Rest and the Tennessee Arts Commission are hosting the annual Trades Festival which allows participants to go back in time 200 years. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sept 22 and Wednesday, Sept 23, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Historic Travellers Rest Plantation. “We look forward to welcoming many […]

Autumn in the Oaks

Autumn in the Oaks

Experience the chores of the mid-1800’s through period crafts, demonstrations, games and hands-on activities when you visit Oaklands Historic House Museum’s “Autumn in the Oaks”, slated for September 24 & October 29, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the historic site, located at 900 North Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro.   This event will […]

Bootlegger’s Bash

Bootlegger’s Bash

Inspired by Williamson County’s unique history of bootlegging, this casual evening at Carnton Plantation will give guests the opportunity to taste local whiskey and moonshine, enjoy a delicious supper, and listen to some swanky entertainment. Reservations are required. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 for a couple. All proceeds from this fundraiser go toward […]

Franklin Farriers

Franklin Farriers

The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base ball was established in 2012 to entertain and educate our communities by recreating the civility of 19th century base ball.We promote living history by bringing the 19th century to life through base ball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s. We provide cultural enrichment […]

Heritage Foundation Tour

Heritage Foundation Tour

Join the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County on June 6 & 7, 2015 to “Experience History Beyond the Door.”  Each summer, members and supporters of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County open their homes and businesses as part of the Heritage Tour, showcasing the community’s dedication to protecting those resources as […]

Commemorating American History

Commemorating American History

April 9 Robert E. Lee, Confederate General surrenders at Appomattox, VA, to US General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively initiating the end of the American Civil War. In commemoration– Thursday, April 9, 2015 Tour The Carter House and Carnton Plantation on this anniversary for $9 each. This discounted price applies to adult and senior admission for […]

Battle Scarred

Battle Scarred

Over 100 artifacts are on display, some of which have not been viewed together for 150 years. Incorporating artifacts, graphic elements, light and sound, the display will be the first of its kind in Franklin. Battle Scarred captures the ultimate cost of war and the importance of the Battle of Franklin as part of our […]

Battlefield Bourbon

Battlefield Bourbon

Robert Hicks, battlefield preservationist and New York Times bestselling author announced today the launch of Battlefield Bourbon, a very small batch bourbon distilled, aged and hand bottled in Tennessee.  It is now available to the public and a portion of all proceeds from the sale benefits Civil War battlefield reclamation and preservation. In making the announcement, […]