A quaint town just south of Nashville, Franklin is home to many of country music’s biggest stars and it also has several points of interest. The vintage trolley tour, operated by Gray Line Tennessee, allows visitors to experience Franklin and Leiper’s Fork without a car.
The Franklin Hop is a 90-minute loop with expert guides pointing out more than 50 points of interest and sharing the many stories of Franklin and Leiper’s Fork.
The vintage trolley makes five stops where you can get off and explore, have a leisurely lunch then simply get back on when the trolley returns 90 minutes later. Stops along Franklin Hop’s route include the Visitor Center in downtown Franklin, The Factory at Franklin, Carnton, Carter & Lotz Houses, and the village of Leiper’s Fork. The trolley runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays from Noon-6 p.m.
“This tour and transportation option is a wonderful addition for visitors and locals alike,” said Maureen Haley Thorton, President & CEO of Visit Franklin. “Guests on the trolley tours have the opportunity to leave their car behind and enjoy many of the incredible stops around Franklin and Leiper’s Fork. Gray Line Tennessee has been doing this for a long time. They have shown a tremendous commitment to partnership and a desire to share our community’s story in a relaxing, fun way.”
Tickets for the Franklin Hop vintage trolley experience are available at the Visitor Center in downtown Franklin or can be purchased ahead of time online through FranklinHop.com. The price for adults is $39, children aged 4-11 for $29, and children three and under are free. Tickets are valid for the whole day.
Chuck Abbott, Gray Line Tennessee President & CEO, added, “Gray Line Tennessee has been showing off Middle Tennessee for almost 50 years. It is only natural that we would create a new tour experience that features Franklin and the surrounding area. The Franklin Hop Trolley Tour allows visitors to hear about the rich history of the city while they learn about all the things they can enjoy during their visit. For years, we have been bringing visitors to Franklin on our Franklin’s Civil War Tour, and now we are pleased to offer a tour that is uniquely Franklin!”
For information on Franklin and Williamson County, go to VisitFranklin.com.