Classic or Haunted Franklin Walking Tour for One or Two from Franklin on Foot (Up to 42% Off)

Historic Franklin

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In a Nutshell

Discover the city’s old haunts of the departed or take a daytime tour of Franklin history

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Only valid Monday through Saturday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $11 for a Classic Franklin or Haunted Franklin walking tour for one ($18 value)
  • $21 for a Classic Franklin or Haunted Franklin walking tour for two ($36 value)

Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

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

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


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