Travel the trails of Franklin County through acres of farmland and forests. Trek back to frontier settlements and forts, stopovers along the Underground Railroad, and sites of Civil War raids and invasions. Woven between these stories of America’s history are the verdant, rolling hills and azure skies, old-fashioned ice cream parlors, bakeries with shoo-fly pies and sticky buns; orchards with succulent sweet peaches in July and crisp, juicy apples in October; theatres and inns, meandering trails and streams, ski slopes and golf courses, and charming towns where people still smile, stop, and speak.

Hike, Bike Walk to Support The Longest Day

Hike, Bike Walk to Support The Longest Day

The Longest Day® is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. Hike Franklin County! ,Bike Franklin County!  Walk Franklin County! On June 20,thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity...

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Fort Loudoun Market Fair – June 25-27

Fort Loudoun Market Fair – June 25-27

Save the dates: June 25,26 and 27 for the Fort Loudoun Market Fair, featuring the best artisan craftspeople of the Eastern United States who specialize in dead trades of the 18th Century; blacksmithing, tinsmithing, leatherwork, pottery, hornworkers, textiles,...

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The Institute Offers “Bloomin’ Walks”

The Institute Offers “Bloomin’ Walks”

The Institute is offering two early summer “Bloomin’ Walks” to view blossoming mountain laurel and rhododendron. The walks are on Saturdays, June 12 and 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Part of The Institute’s Naturalist Discovery Series, the walks are led by Institute...

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The Underground Railroad was an important part of our nation’s history, and Franklin County was a key stop in the quest for freedom.


Check out what is new at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center & Franklin County Visitors Center

Follow The Stitches In Time Barn Quilt Trail

The trail is live! Get the guidebook here.

Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center Explores African American History, Women's History, And All American History

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to explore African American History, Women’s History and American History with exhibits, selfie installation, and essays at Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center.

Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center Launches Women's History Exhibit

March 8 is the opening of the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center’s Women’s History Exhibit–Vision, Voices and the VOTE.



DO Shopping. Festivals, Hiking, Crafts, Farmer’s Markets, Golf, History….we could go on, but it’s just best if you come see for yourself.


DINE Franklin County has it all. Home cooking, fine dining, neighborhood cafes, trusted brands…we’ll just say it’s all good and keeps ’em coming back.


STAY When it’s time to rest, Franklin County has you covered. Try a Bed & Breakfast, Historic Inn,  quaint hotel, or a renovated warehouse.


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Check out all of our upcoming 2020 getaways.


Maps, tips, and places to write your notes.


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