Located twenty minutes south of Nashville, Franklin has become the go-to for anyone seeking incredible Tennessee history. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll love the gracious southern plantation homes steeped in Civil War memories, especially the notorious Carnton Plantation. Thousands of Confederate soldiers were buried on the grounds of the McGavock’s plantation, spawning legends of hauntings that still live on.
If haunted history isn’t your cup of tea, Franklin can offer many other delights. The quaint downtown district is filled to the brim with unique shops and boutiques offering everything from fragrant candles and kitchenware to rugged outdoor supplies. The recently refurbished theater in the middle of town features films both classic and new, as well as some outstanding live theater and music performances. Rounding out the downtown fun are several locally owned restaurants and maybe a chain or two. Be sure to visit McCreary’s Irish Pub, Gray’s on Main, and Red Pony Restaurant.