Only 8 square miles but full of life, the City of Franklin offers Downtown charm, modern extras, and a break from the congestion! Explore the Downtown Franklin Historic District that is home to a variety gift shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries! Plan your trip around one of our annual events like Fall Festival or Franklin’s Market on Main to enjoy some added hometown fun.
Take a walk or bring a kayak and enjoy access to the Scenic Blackwater River. Depending on the season, multiple species of fish are sure to be caught!
Don’t miss out on other charming businesses along Armory Drive as well! You can fix your sweet tooth craving, pick up home and garden supplies, caffeinate, and purchase our famous peanuts all within a one-mile stretch. Our area is home to seven different businesses carrying endless flavors!
Come be a local for the day and discover our side of the 757!
Franklin Visitor Center
120 South Main Street
Franklin, VA 23851