Once a year, costumed reenactors portray some of the cemeteries’ most interesting people. Either way, you'll meet the Carter father and son whose home is the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin. You'll be introduced to the little-known but still fascinating two Georges, Grummond and Cuppett, who fought on opposite sides of the War, and are remembered for different reasons. Brave teenager Fannie Courtney, a Union sympathizer who tended to the Union wounded at First Presbyterian Church will tell her story (you won't believe the rest of it). Not all the stories are Civil War-related. You won’t want to miss the grave of Anarchy Cowles, a freed slave, or the marker of the two infant Marr sisters, whose short, tragic lives are commemorated by a broken shaft. Not to be missed is the grave of the Unknown Civil War soldier whose remains were uncovered at a Franklin construction site in 2009 and later reinterred at Rest Haven.
United States , Alabama , Autauga
Different, Historical reenactment
The tour is perfect for
Couples, Families, For those who are in town for the first time, Large groups of people
Children (Ages 6 -12): USD $5
Adult: USD $15
It is highly recommended to
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There’s just no better way to get a feel for a place than on a guided walking tour. Join us as we take a leisurely stroll through Franklin’s historic streets. You’ll love the warm feel of Franklin’s downtown, as friendly residents say hello, because that’s just the way we do it here. Our most popular daytime tour provides an overview of Franklin's history, with something for everyone in the family. You'll get a glimpse into the lives of some of the town's most interesting people and gain an appreciation for architecturally-significant buildings and the events that took place in them. You'll learn about an enterprising slave, the Confederate soldier in the center of the square, a most unlikely spy, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church’s near-destruction as well as its beautiful stained glass windows.
Franklin is full of dark secrets and a gruesome past. The Murder and Mayhem tour peels back the town's genteel exterior and takes a hard look at Franklin's seamy underbelly. It's the kind of tour that makes Franklin natives of a certain age say, "I remember when that happened." Some of the events are from Franklin's earliest days, while others are of more recent vintage. Your guide will tell you stories researched from newspaper accounts, court records and at times, from actual eyewitnesses. Some of the sordid activities you'll hear about include open prostitution, back-alley abortion, blackmail, bootlegging, murder, murder and after that...more murder. And finally, the perfect murder, undiscovered for 60 years...