Once a railroad and steamboat hub of commerce, the City of Franklin is a laid back cousin to the larger cities just miles away. The welcoming Visitor Center, in the old railroad depot, is in the heart of the historic area. You’ll find a variety of shops and restaurants as well as beautifully restored vintage homes – including a plush period B&B – and parks perfect for an impromptu picnic. Check out the mini-museum of firefighting, Barrett’s Landing on the Blackwater River, and the downtown farmers market. We welcome you to Escape to Tradition in the City of Franklin.