Milepost-425.4: Burns Branch There-and-Back Trail is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Franklin, Tennessee and is good for all skill levels.
On November 30, 1864, Carnton was witness to one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War. Everything the McGavock family ever knew was forever changed. Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock (1768-1843). Throughout the 19th century, it was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including […]
In 1830, Fountain Branch Carter built a brick farmhouse just south of downtown Franklin for his small family. On November 30, 1864, the Battle of Franklin raged across the fields south of town, scarring the landscape, claiming the lives of thousands and changing life on the Carter Farm forever. Fountain Branch Carter’s son Tod was mortally […]
Built circa 1929, The historic Factory is a complex of 11 depression-era factory buildings which have been renovated into one of Tennessee’s most unique shopping, dining, and entertainment venues! Restaurants, antiques shops, art galleries, one-of-a-kind retail stores, theatre, working artisans, farmers market and much more. GROUPS: Groups enjoy The Factory as a shopping stop with lunch […]
Milepost 427.6- Garrison Creek- Named for a nearby 1801-02 U.S. Army post, this area is a trail-head for horseback riders and hikers.
There’s a reason the heart of this storybook town has been designated a Great American Main Street and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just 17 miles south of Nashville, Franklin is a place that offers a getaway from the expected. This gem that runs through the heart of a 16-block […]
The Lotz House is TripAdvisor’s No. 1 rated attraction in Franklin. Lotz House is located in the heart of downtown Franklin at “ground zero” for the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house was built in 1858 by German immigrant Johann Albert Lotz. By […]
Explore the Masters & Makers Trail that winds through the scenic beauty of the Williamson County countryside that bore witness to history and has produced the cherished traditions passed through the generations. Along the trail visit with the masters of making wine and spirits at the county’s winery and distilleries. Immerse yourself in the culture […]
Milepost 423.9- Tennessee Valley Divide: When Tennessee joined the Union in 1796, this watershed was the boundary between the United States to the north and the Chickasaw Nation to the south.