Welcome to Franklin

Top experiences in Franklin

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Franklin activities

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Civil War and Plantation Tour from Nashville

You’ll be picked up from your Nashville hotel in the morning and taken by comfortable coach to Franklin, a nearby city that played a key role in the American Civil War.Visit sites near where the Union and Confederate armies fought and hear stories from your knowledgeable guide about the Battle of Franklin, fought on November 30, 1864 and known by many as the five bloodiest hours of the Civil War.Stop by the Carter House, located at the center of the Union position during the battle. The house and its outer buildings still show hundreds of bullet holes.At the Lotz House, which became a hospital after the battle, see cannon ball holes and bloodstains on the floors and walls, which bear witness to the savage nature of this horrific conflict. After touring these houses, you will be able to imagine how the residents of Franklin felt when they emerged from their homes on the morning after the battle to find more than 9,500 casualties.Next, enjoy free time in the quaint town of Franklin to shop, eat (own expense) and view other historic sites. You will then journey to the Carnton Plantation, ordered to be a Confederate field hospital by a Southern General and then made an eternal memorial to the Confederate soldiers by the mistress of the house. Now, the plantation is home to the largest private Confederate cemetery in the US. Tour the plantation with your guide and hear narrative descriptions about that fateful battle and the aftermath of the war.After your tour, you’ll be taken back to your Nashville hotel.

$37.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Nashville Airport (BNA) Private Transfer to Hotel

When making a booking for this private arrival transfer from the Nashville International Airport to your chosen destination, you will need to advise your flight details and your destination details to complete your reservation. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Upon arrival at Nashville International Airport (BNA), you'll be met by your professional driver. Choose from either a sedan, for up to three passengers, or a sports utility vehicle, for up to five passengers. Once you’re settled comfortably in your spacious private vehicle, you’ll be driven straight to your downtown Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin or general Nashville area accommodation.Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan or five per sports utility vehicle.

$34.72 Transfers & Ground Transport

Nashville International BNA Private Airport Transfer to Hotel

You will need to advise your pickup location, flight details and the time you wish to be picked up in order to complete your reservation. Your transfer purchase will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver (includes your provider's contact information) -- it's that easy!When your stay in Nashville is over, you’ll be met at your hotel by a professional driver and driven in a comfortable private vehicle to the Nashville International Airport (BNA). Choose from either a sedan, for up to three passengers or a sports utility vehicle, for up to five passengers. This airport transportation service operates from downtown Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin or general Nashville area accommodations.Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan or five per sports utility vehicle.

$10 Cultural & Theme Tours

Nashville Lotz House Civil War Museum Admission, Guided Tour

Travel about 30 minutes from Nashville to Franklin, where your admission to the Lotz House Civil War Museum includes a 30–60 minute walking tour that takes you through the historic house. Built in 1858 by a German immigrant named Johann Albert Lotz, the house showcases the master carpenter's craftsmanship and eye for design. Your expert guide points out Mr Lotz’s fine wood carving on three fireplace mantles, among other examples.Note the scars from a fierce Civil War battle that took place just outside the Lotz House in 1864. During the fighting, the Lotz family took refuge in the basement of the Carter House, located across the street. When they emerged, thousands of soldiers lay dead outside. The family decided to turn their home into a hospital for the wounded. Fortunately, the Lotz House features happier tales too. Along with Mr Lotz’s work, you can admire collections of fine arts and antiques throughout the house, including furniture crafted in the 1800s by artisans John Henry Belter and Prudent Mallard. Antique porcelain dishes from Paris are on display, as well as a rare collection of taxidermy birds, captured and mounted by the famed ornithologist John James Audubon.Learn about the remarkable career of the Lotz’s daughter Matilda. After financial setbacks post war, the family moved to California where Matilda studied design and won top honors. She continued to work in Paris, eventually becoming a painter with commissions from royal families throughout Europe — a rare opportunity for a woman of her time. Today, she is celebrated as one of California’s leading early female artists. Your guide shares her story and a painting of hers that hangs in the Lotz House. With beautiful antiques, civil war history and a fascinating family story, the Lotz House offers a great opportunity to step back in time.

$34 Tours & Sightseeing

Nashville Holiday Lights Tour Including Lotz House

Get picked up from select Nashville hotels where you’ll meet your friendly, knowledgeable guide and hop on your coach to begin your holiday lights tour of Nashville's surrounding areas.Sit back, relax, and enjoy holiday music on board as you explore Nashville's neighborhood cities of Franklin and Brentwood, both extravagantly decorated with Christmas lights. In Franklin, a historic city a bit south of the Tennessee capital, hop off the coach and take a walking tour of the Lotz House, a historic Civil War museum full of exquisite Victorian furniture and collections. Admire the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations, which reflect a typical Antebellum Christmas atmosphere, and enjoy hot cider and cookies. After your tour, you’ll be taken back to the original departure point in Nashville.

$52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Holiday Lights Tour

With this tour, we take our passenger van on a Holiday Lights excursion. Your tour guide will take you through neighborhoods and subdivisions around Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin known for magnificent decorations and lights! While you are out on this tour, there will be opportunities to see some celebrity homes and see how they decorate for the holidays! We will also go by the Gaylord Opryland hotel to see their amazing light display as traffic permits. You are welcome to bring hot chocolate or any other beverage you want! Be ready to listen to some Christmas music and get in the holiday spirit! This tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.