Historic Franklin, Tennessee: Where Preservation Profits . . . Big Time!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:00 AM – 2:30 PM Tour 1 Tours
Separate Ticket Required

With its historic district recognized in 1995 as a “Great American Main Street,” the city of Franklin attracted a record 1.5 million visitors in 2017, generating an annual economic impact of $427 million from tourism and hosting more than 50 major events. This tour will include the 1942 art deco jail, transformed into a center for historic preservation, and the Franklin Theatre, an intimate venue that has featured shows from musicians ranging from Sheryl Crow to Art Garfunkel to Keb’ Mo’, and more. Explore Franklin’s newest developments, learn how the city balances remarkable successes with challenges such as affordability and parking, and discuss how the city’s land use policy has worked to maintain the historic charm while allowing—and encouraging—sustainable growth and creative development.

Things to Know

  • $100 per person.
  • Tour departs from the Music City Center. There will be a check-in table and sign indicating the meeting location for your tour group. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Lunch included.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.