Franklin Things to Do

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    carter house

    by doug48 Written Nov 4, 2010

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    the carter house ws built by fountain branch carter in 1830. during the battle of franklin the carter house was the headquarters of union general jacob cox. the carter house was located in the heart of the battle of franklin in 1864. this beautiful antebellum home and gardens is open to the public by tour. for admission and prices see the attached web site. for those interested in architecture and civil war history the carter house is a worth while place to visit when in franklin. the carter house is listed on the national register of historic places.

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    courthouse circle

    by doug48 Written Nov 4, 2010

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    courthouse circle is located in the heart of downtown franklin. from courthouse circle most of the better shops, restaurants, and bars are within walking distance from this point. for those interested in dinning, shopping, and architecture the courthouse circle area should not be missed on a visit to franklin.

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    williamson county courthouse

    by doug48 Written Nov 4, 2010

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    williamson county courthouse

    the current williamson county courthouse was built in 1858 and is one of only seven antebellum courthouses in the state of tennessee. the williamson county courthouse was designed by architect john w. miller. during the civil war it was occupied by union troops and after the battle of franklin it served as a field hospital. for those interested in history and architecture the williamson county courthouse is worth a look when in downtown franklin.

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    Boiler Room Theatre

    by TravellerMel Updated Oct 27, 2010

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    Boiler Room Theatre

    Wonderful regional theatre in a historic building - formerly the boiler room of the Magic Chef oven works in Franklin, TN, this 120-seat theatre hosts wonderful musicals, comedies and dramas. Check out their website for the current lineup - we went last night to see "Rent", and I was blown away. Creative use of a small stage, great acoustics off the old brick and exposed beams. Tuesdays are 2-for-1 night, so it was a packed house - but regular ticket price is only $25!

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    Kayaking on the Harpeth River

    by TravellerMel Written Jun 1, 2010

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    A fun way to spend a day is to go kayaking on the Harpeth River. There are several put-ins along the river - we put in at Pinkerton Park, and took out at the community center. I will update with addresses for the locations soon.

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    Franklin Lanes

    by JustxLindsey Written Oct 13, 2007

    Fun bowling and arcade games for the whole family! This is great for those families with kids, or just for the young at heart who love bowling! I use this facility often with my church group, and it is very nice and clean. Also includes a sports grill for the grown-ups. Tons of fun, and for a very reasonable price!

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    Williamson County Fair

    by JustxLindsey Written Oct 13, 2007

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    A true county fair! Plenty of rides, traditional ones such as the Ferris wheel, and newer rides like a free-fall drop. There's also music and exhibits. The Williamson County Fair takes place annually during the summer months at the Williamson County agricultural center (known simply to us locals as the Ag Center). If you happen to be visiting sometime in August, the fair is good if you have nothing else to do or have never experienced a county fair. Otherwise, it's usually quite hot and empties your pocketbook before you can say "hog judging".

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    Natchez Trace Scenic Trail

    by JustxLindsey Written Oct 13, 2007

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    The Natchez Trace really spans from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. So this isn't something you'll want to do all of in one day! But you can enter the Natchez Trace from Leiper's Fork and see some scenic sights as well as learn some history about the area and the Trace.

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    The Carter House

    by JustxLindsey Written Oct 13, 2007

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    The Carter House, which is open for tours, was in the very thick of the Battle of Franklin and has many interesting stories surrounding it. Though much smaller than the Carnton House, it is just as full of stories and information.

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    The Carnton Plantation & Confederate Cemetery

    by JustxLindsey Written Oct 13, 2007

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    This is a beautiful historic home on lovely historic plantation ground. The Carnton House witnessed some of the bloodiest hours of the War Between the States, the Battle of Franklin. It served as one of the main field hospitals for the war. After the war, John and Carrie McGavock, the residents of the plantation, set aside two acres for what would become the largest private cemetery in the U.S. 1,500 Confederate soldiers are buried here.

    There are rumors that the house is haunted, and it is widely considered to be the most haunted building in Tennessee. I have experienced some things there myself...but if you ask the tour guides about it, I have found they generally tend to avoid the subject as much as possible...however, you can make reservations for a special nighttime Ghost Tour of the premises on certain days in October.

    I have enjoyed multiple visits to the Carnton Plantation, and learn something new each time. I highly recommend it!

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    Veggie Tales

    by Mindy_J Updated Oct 16, 2006

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    At the Factory, a warehouse converted into offices & shops, is where VeggieTales headquarters are located. If your child loves these increadible moraled cartoons, then stopping by here could be a treat!

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    parish presbyterian church

    by doug48 Written Nov 5, 2010

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    the parish presbyterian church was built in 1849. this beautiful church is one of a number of historic and architectually significant public buildings in downtown franklin.

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    confederate civil war memorial

    by doug48 Written Nov 4, 2010

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    pictured is the williamson county confederate civil war memorial. this memorial is a standing soldier motif which is common in the south.

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    Pumkinfest

    by Mindy_J Written Jan 10, 2007

    Every October, The downtown area is shut down yet again for Pumkinfest... with characters, free rides, & the costume contest (which can get fierce lol).

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    Gentry Farm, for families & everyone

    by Mindy_J Written Oct 16, 2006

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    pumkin patch in the fall, hay rides, activities, corn maze in the fall. Too much fun! 5.00 per person

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