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April 16, 2024

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Explore Franklin, Leiper’s Fork with Franklin Hop

The new vintage trolley runs from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon – 6 p.m.

A new vintage trolley hop-on, hop-off tour that will allow guests to experience Franklin and Leiper’s Fork at their own pace, without a car, has launched from Gray Line Tennessee. The Franklin Hop will take guests on an entertaining 90-minute loop, with expert guides pointing out over 50 points of interest and sharing the many stories of Franklin and Leiper’s Fork along the way.

The vintage trolley will make five stops where guests can get off and explore, 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 will run 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.”

Franklin Hop tickets

Tickets for the Franklin Hop vintage trolley experience are available at the Visitor Center in downtown Franklin. Adults can ride the trolley for $39, children aged 4-11 for $29, and children three and under are free. Tickets are valid for an entire day, so guests can hop on or off as they like throughout the day with their ticket.

Find tickets here.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.