Franklin on Foot is a tour company located in Historic Franklin, Tenn., that offers both daily walking and bike tours. Our daily Classic Franklin guided walking tour is the perfect way to peek behind the town’s charming exterior at the people and events that have shaped it. The tour is offered Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Haunted Franklin tour will introduce you to Confederate soldiers, eccentric doyennes, suicidal businessmen and scandalous steel magnolias from Franklin’s past who just can’t seem to let go. After dark (and sometimes before, too), these long-departed Franklinites have been known to make appearances in the town’s downtown buildings. This tour is each evening at 8 p.m. or 7 p.m. during the winter months. NEW! We offer two Franklin Bike Tour options. The Scenic Franklin tour will pass through the town’s most historic neighborhoods and coast along the Harpeth River-hugging bike path, taking participants through the Factory of Franklin and the O’More College of Design campus. The Civil War tour will pedal to historic destinations such as Fort Granger, the Collins Farm and Rest Haven Cemetery. It will also include tours of the Lotz House and Carter House Civil War museums. Visit the website for more details. Other tours: Civil War in Franklin Grave Matters Battlefield Ghosts Murder and Mayhem I Spy for Children Call 615-400-3808 to make your reservation, or visit the website at http://www.franklinonfoot.com.
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The Classic Franklin tour leaves from Landmark Booksellers at 114 E. Main St. Franklin, TN 37064 Directions from I-65: Take the Franklin exit #65. If you are coming from the north, turn right at the end of the exit ramp. If you are coming from the south, turn left at the end of the exit ramp. This will put you on Hwy 96 heading west. This road will take you directly to the public square in the middle of downtown Franklin. You will eventually find yourself at a traffic circle facing a statue of a Confederate soldier. Pull into the traffic circle and take the first exit to the right, which will put you on East Main St. Go through the first traffic light at Second Ave. and look for Landmark Booksellers on your left. It is a handsome freestanding building with four big white columns in front of it. You can park on the street or in the Landmark Booksellers' parking lot. Ghost, Crime and Civil War tours leave from the old Williamson County Courthouse at 305 Public Square, Franklin, TN 37064 Directions from I-65: From I-65, take the Franklin exit #65. If you are coming from the north, turn right at the end of the exit ramp. If you are coming from the south, turn left at the end of the exit ramp. This will put you on Hwy 96 heading west. This road will take you directly to the public square in the middle of downtown Franklin. You will eventually find yourself at a traffic circle facing a statue of a Confederate soldier. Pull into the traffic circle and take the third exit. This will put you on Main Street heading west. At the first traffic light, Fourth Ave., turn left. About halfway down the block on the left is a free public parking garage. Park in the garage and take the stairs at the back of the garage down to the street level. Once you walk out of the garage the courthouse will be directly in front of you.