Historic Downtown FranklinNashville

Quaint Historic Downtown Franklin is calling! Discover its churches, food, festivals, and more.

Venture to sights like Franklin Theatre and Carter House as you discover Historic Downtown Franklin.

Known for

Family-Friendly, Churches and Cathedrals

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Top Hotels in Historic Downtown Franklin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Harpeth Franklin Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Harpeth Franklin Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
130 2nd Avenue North, Franklin, TN

Located in Historic Downtown Franklin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Franklin Theatre, Lotz House Museum, and The Factory. Carter House and Carnton Plantation ...

The Harpeth Franklin Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton
NEW Bluebird Cottage in the Heart of Historic Downtown Franklin
NEW Bluebird Cottage in the Heart of Historic Downtown Franklin
Franklin, TN
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"This cottage is adorable and Nanci goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. Excellent getaway!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

NEW Bluebird Cottage in the Heart of Historic Downtown Franklin
Historic 19th Century 4 Br/2 BA House Just off Franklin Square - Huge Yard!
Historic 19th Century 4 Br/2 BA House Just off Franklin Square - Huge Yard!
Franklin, TN
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Great location in Downtown Franklin

"Old house with lots of charm and nice amenities. (Tempur-Pedic mattresses, nice linens, Nest, Keurig with Coffee, firepit) Franklin is a great city to visit and also close to Nashville. Only downside is house is on a busy street with little parking. Great house for families."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2018

Historic 19th Century 4 Br/2 BA House Just off Franklin Square - Huge Yard!
Charming Cottage 1 Block From Historic Franklin Tn's Main Street
Charming Cottage 1 Block From Historic Franklin Tn's Main Street
Franklin, TN

Located in Historic Downtown Franklin, this historic vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Pull-Tight Players Theatre and Franklin Theatre. Heritage Foundation ...

Charming Cottage 1 Block From Historic Franklin Tn's Main Street
All the fun of Downtown Franklin & no Need to Drive!
All the fun of Downtown Franklin & no Need to Drive!
Franklin, TN
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
The Best Stay!

"I loved loved loved staying at this wonderful cozy treehouse!! I will deff stay here again when I make my visits to Franklin. Clean, so comfortable, so cozy, wonderfully equipped and decorated... and the Church bells are an extra bonus!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

All the fun of Downtown Franklin & no Need to Drive!
The Dahl House in the Heart of Historic Downtown Franklin
The Dahl House in the Heart of Historic Downtown Franklin
Franklin, TN
4.5/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
Just as lovely as the photos.

"A great experience overall. The VRBO website never did send the access code! I’m glad I contacted the owner for it before we arrived. She was very cordial and prompt in responding."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

The Dahl House in the Heart of Historic Downtown Franklin

Popular things to do in Historic Downtown Franklin

Nissan Stadium
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Nissan Stadium

4.5/5(1,129 reviews)

Catch an event at Nissan Stadium during your trip to Nashville. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

4.5/5(1,626 reviews)

You’re toes will be tappin’ in no time at this incredible country-music-history hoedown.

Parthenon
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Parthenon

4.5/5(1,506 reviews)

Just a short ride from Nashville’s downtown honky-tonks, a much-loved replica of Greece's most famous temple serves as the high altar to the city's cultural life.

Belle Meade Plantation
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Belle Meade Plantation

4.5/5(582 reviews)

Civil War bullet holes, log cabins and fine wine; Southern history and style come to life at this historic plantation house.

Tennessee State Capitol
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Tennessee State Capitol

4.5/5(568 reviews)

Walk in the footsteps of former U.S. presidents and state governors on a tour of this elegant 19th-century legislative building.

Ryman Auditorium
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Ryman Auditorium

4.5/5(1,454 reviews)

Take a tour of this historic performing arts venue and watch shows on a stage that has welcomed world-renowned names from Sarah Bernhardt to Johnny Cash.

Top activities in Historic Downtown Franklin

Downtown Franklin Segway Tour
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Downtown Franklin Segway Tour

$80

Guided tours take riders through Historic Downtown Franklin and surrounding Historic Civil War Battlefields and scenic trails. On the tour, you will explore the fascinating history and enjoy the beauty of this memorable town.

Country Music Hall of Fame® Tickets & Tour
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Country Music Hall of Fame® Tickets & Tour

$26

Venture to the heart of country music, Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame®, for an up-close look at legendary artists, lively exhibits, and soulful tunes. Whether you like bluegrass, Cajun, rockabilly, or honky-tonk, this self-guided tour explores a century of country music culture.

General Jackson Showboat Lunch Cruise
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General Jackson Showboat Lunch Cruise

$79

Board the General Jackson Showboat for a cruise on 1 of the largest and grandest paddle-wheel riverboats in the country. Enjoy exciting live entertainment while savoring a scrumptious meal. As you head down the Cumberland River, take in the picturesque scenery.

Guided Pub Crawl Tour
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Guided Pub Crawl Tour

$15

Discover the magic of Music City in the most entertaining way possible—on a pub crawl that's full of trivia and anecdotes from Nashville's storied past. Absorb downtown Nashville's local flavor, visiting 4–5 lively watering holes, each with their own unforgettable personality.

Nashville Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Nashville Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

$44

Circle the sights of the country music capital of the world aboard a comfortable hop-on hop-off trolley that allows you to visit the city's famous landmarks at your own pace. Learn about music legends at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and tour the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University.

Tiki Fun Boat Tour for 6 People. Only 65 Miles from downtown Nashville.
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Tiki Fun Boat Tour for 6 People. Only 65 Miles from downtown Nashville.

$150

Grand Avenue Black Car Service will pick you up at your hotel or residence as a group. You will drive up I-40 to Center Hill Lake. (65 miles from downtown) Bring your own cooler with beverages and snacks.

Other neighborhoods in Nashville

Bellevue
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks which includes a garden, autumn leaves and forest scenes

Bellevue

Known for Family-Friendly, Bird Watching, Hiking

4/5(197 reviews)

Bellevue is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Sri Ganesha Temple and Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.

Green Hills
RH, formerly Restoration Hardware, has built a new 4-story gallery in Nashville, complete with a restaurant, bar, barista and several rooftop patios where you can take your drinks to sit on the for-sale furnishings and envision them in your home. Crazy! #likealocal #troveontuesday
trover photo by Sandy Smith

Green Hills

Known for Universities, Culture, Family-Friendly

4.5/5(68 reviews)

Restaurants and shopping are notable features of Green Hills. You might consider a stop by Mall at Green Hills while you're exploring the neighborhood.

12 South
A little on the dry side but still amazing. This knot of flaky pastry is like a croissant-style cinnamon roll. Five Daughters Bakery is hip and popular as can be.
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12 South

Known for Culture, Beer, Museums

Uncover some of the top draws of 12 South like its restaurants and shopping. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, make a stop by Mall at Green Hills or The Escape Game Nashville.

Hillsboro Village
Good beers!!!!! Over 30 taps of their very own beers plus liquor!!!!!
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Hillsboro Village

Known for Universities, Live Music, Festivals

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Hillsboro Village is noteworthy for its coffeehouses, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Belmont Mansion and Belcourt Theatre.

Sylvan Park
A local favorite amongst vegans and non-vegans, you can only try these delicious treats Friday-Sunday. This one of a kind bakery is all vegan and all gluten free with soy free and nut free options as well!
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Sylvan Park

Known for Golf, Skyscrapers, Family-Friendly

Travelers enjoy Sylvan Park for its restaurants and live music. Consider checking out Martin Center for Nashville Ballet while you're in the area.

Midtown
Vanderbilt University - Music Row which includes signage, night scenes and nightlife

Midtown

Known for Universities, Sports, Live Music

4.5/5(11 reviews)

The lively bars and live music are top of the list for many visitors to Midtown. A stop by Nashville Broadway or Hank Williams Jr. Museum might round out your trip.