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 least one dog, all roaming downtown, and we spend an interesting hour and a half with them on this tour. One is helpful, several appear lonely, and one seems to be afraid of the dark.
Cost: $18 adults; $10 teens, $5 children. This tour covers about six city blocks. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Most of this tour is wheelchair accessible.
The Haunted Franklin tour is offered almost every evening at 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. Please call 615-400-3808 to make your reservation.
Payment is by cash, check or credit card, either online or at the time of the tour.
The Haunted Franklin tour meets at 305 Public Square, which is in front of the old courthouse on the public square at Main Street and 3rd Avenue, next to Mellow Mushroom. Please plan to arrive ten minutes before the start of your tour time.
Here’s a Tripadvisor.com review: “My girlfriends and I wanted to do something different on a Saturday night. We took the Franklin on Foot Ghost Tour. Anna was wonderful! She knows so much about the area and grew up in Franklin. This tour is full of historical facts that make the information come to life. I wish all history was this interesting with the personal stories. I plan on taking all my future visitors (family and friends) on this tour when they come to visit us. I am ready to take more tours of Franklin on Foot.”