Franklin On Foot

Historic Franklin

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In a Nutshell

24-speed Fuji cruisers & helmets facilitate small-group tours of historic neighborhoods & landmarks as well as 4- or 8-hour solo trips.

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Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Must be 16 or older. Credit card required for bike rentals. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

People who don't have their own bicycles often try to make one by sawing their car in half or affixing an extra wheel to their unicycle. Borrow a traditionally made bicycle with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $35 for the Scenic Franklin bike tour for two people (a $70 value)
  • $65 for the above tour for four people (a $140 value)
  • $29 for a four-hour bicycle rental for two (a $64 value)
  • $49 for an eight-hour bicycle rental for two (a $110 value)

Franklin On Foot

When Franklin On Foot founder and guide Margie Thessin discusses the Civil War’s impact on Franklin, she shuns dry textbook summaries. Instead, she gathers groups before historic homes and battle sites, and she explains, “The war happened here. The people who lived here, this war was their 9/11. This was their Pearl Harbor.” Suddenly, she sees sets of eyes light up, as minds make the leap from musty tomes and texts to the people who lived—and fought and died—where they now stand 150 years ago.

To make history relevant, Thessin humanizes it, honing in on the famous and lesser-known people who shaped Franklin and the struggles they faced to do so. In that spirit, she seeks out guides who are not only passionate about history, but also possess a natural knack for storytelling.

In keeping with her commitment to orchestrate vivid tours, Thessin conducts them by foot or by bike. “You get so much from a place by walking it instead of looking out a window of a bus—you may as well fly at 32,000 feet,” she says.

Customer Reviews

346 Ratings

it was great, tour guide great!
Melanie E. · November 21, 2016
Margie was a wonderful tour guide! She was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.
Patrece M. · November 12, 2016
Great guide with appropriate stories for the audience. Really enjoyed pictures taken from past tours.
Sam W. · September 20, 2016
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    Historic Franklin

    305 Public Sq.

    Franklin, TN 37064

    +16154003808

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