As a division of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, the Downtown Franklin Association has spearheaded the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core since 1984. We’ve done this by following the four-point approach of the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Decades after we began, downtown Franklin is a vibrant blend of historic preservation and modern sophistication. Just 14 miles from Nashville, you’ll find an oasis of Southern hospitality housed in a 16-block historic district of award-winning antique shops, brick-and-mortar gift and book stores, fashion-forward boutiques, privately owned art galleries, lovingly restored homes and more.

We’ve earned recognition as an authentic, eclectic community whose locals have never met a stranger. Whether you’re looking to explore the locally owned shops that line Main Street, score a timeless heirloom in our antique district, catch a live show at our award-winning venues or grab a craft cocktail at one of our acclaimed restaurants, there’s something for everyone here.

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