Over the next few months, the staff of the National Preservation Conference will be blogging about their experiences during their pre-conference site visit trip to Nashville. Register now for the 2009 conference, which will take place October 13-19.
Franklin's lazy, southern charm is the perfect compliment to Nashville's sparkle and energy. But Franklin wasn't always a glowing model of small city life. It once was the site of a bloody civil war battle that is said to have been the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Come and see how Franklin's bloody past and prosperous present are mingled in the streetscape, shops and boutiques.
Top 5 reasons to visit Franklin, Tennessee
1. Included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of 2009's Distinctive Destinations.
2. Winner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's first ever Great American Main Street Award in 1995.
5. Delicious Southern cooking! Enjoy the sweet and savory delights of Puckett's Grocery and a number of other tasty vittles along Main Street.
Franklin is a sparkling example of many preservation efforts including land conservation, battlefield reclamation and the revitalization and maintenance of a vibrant main street. Register for this field session and see what all the fuss is about!
Farin Salahuddin is a conference coordinator of the National Preservation Conference. Farin's interests include photographing her food at restaurants.