We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Factory at Franklin

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
Website
Save
Review Highlights
So sad the antique store went out of business!

We have stopped here for many years, primarily to go to the antique store. However, on this trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gma4198
,
Fishers, Indiana
Visit the Farmers Market if you can!

This is a multi-use venue with restaurants and varied entertainment. I've attended a musical dinner... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ThePackedBag
,
Sydney, Australia
Read all 227 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Built in 1929, The Factory occupies the buildings that once served as the Dortch Stove Works, Magic Chef and later the Jamison Bedding Company. A member of the National Register of Historic Places, The Factory is rich with history and a very careful renovation has preserved many of The Factory's original features and architectural details. Calvin bought the sprawling complex seven years ago and, after an environmental clean-up, began opening the facility in sections. Today, The Factory at Franklin has 83 tenants. Imagine that factory coming alive with concerts, dining, shopping, meetings, live theatre, art galleries, decorators' showcases, antiques and offices. Our unique facility can serve all this and more. Take a look at The Factory in its days as a bustling, working factory, then embark on a photographic tour of its renovation and transformation to the diverse and vibrant shopping and entertainment complex it is today.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“farmers market” (25 reviews)
“unique shops” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
CONTACT
Website
+1 615-791-1777
Write a ReviewReviews (227)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"farmers market"
in 25 reviews
"unique shops"
in 17 reviews
"music city roots"
in 5 reviews
"donuts"
in 7 reviews
"guitar shop"
in 3 reviews
"consignment shop"
in 3 reviews
"food vendors"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"great place to shop"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 7 reviews
"unique items"
in 4 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"artists"
in 20 reviews
"jamison"
in 3 reviews
"artsy"
in 8 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 225 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stopped here for many years, primarily to go to the antique store. However, on this trip, they were having an auction and closing the store. The cute children's shop is also closed. It appears to be more of a artsy and amateur entertainment...More

Thank Gma4198
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a multi-use venue with restaurants and varied entertainment. I've attended a musical dinner night there and it was fun. Also inside is the Five Daughters Bakery. This time I went on a Saturday morning to check out the farmers market which happens 52...More

1  Thank ThePackedBag
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute shops and great food selection. Definitely worth a visit. The BBQ restaurant was amazing and our sons chicken and waffles looked delicious.

Thank jpbiwer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Factory at Franklin has space and promise. An unexpected and delightful find was Artisan Guitars where one of the owners spent 20 minutes showing us their incredible collection of guitars! NOT a place for children who can't "look but not touch", though a wonderful...More

Thank Marin1121
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoy your visit and that you were able to find shops in The Factory that you liked so much. We can't wait to have you back to explore all of our other shops and...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We went here based on the reviews. Maybe should have come on a Saturday instead of a Monday. The mall was open but at least half the stores were closed, and no signs with hours or explanation as to why they were closed. I saw...More

Thank Jennifer S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we appreciate your feedback. We always have new shops opening up and you can always check out our events page and join us for one of our many events! We hope to have you back!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was an old factory that has been rehabbed into an innovative shopping and meeting venue. It is not nearly full yet, but it has potential. The eating booths are upscale/neat - including a bakery, an ice cream shop, and a "juice" sho!p (you must...More

Thank Anbrugo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoy our shopping and events venue, and that you like all of our food options! We can't wait to have you back for an event, have a great day!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 March 2018

It's fun, artistic and they have great conference room options that have flavor and variety. It was great for a film conference. And you have neat shops and restaurants around to explore during breaks. It has a really cool vibe.

Thank mikki777
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! We are so glad that you had fun during your conference and also enjoyed all of our shops and restaurants. We look forward to having you back for another conference!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The Factory at Franklin is a smaller sized shopping mall but it offers some real unique stores, coffee shops, and donuts. I love 5 Daughters donuts, they are incredible. There is also a big chair to sit in for a photo op, and a lovely...More

Thank RamonaL34
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We are happy to see that you have a wonderful time shopping with us and enjoying all of our different stores, and have a good time hanging out with your friends or family. We constantly have new shops joining us...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a shopping mall with trendy shops, some food as well as meeting halls. It really is an old factory but now it has upscale, casual charm. It’s not the kind of place you could buy a new wardrobe or furnish a house but you...More

1  Thank Morris N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the excellent review! We are so glad that you enjoy shopping with us and also enjoy some great food options too! We look forward to having you back to shop with us soon! Have a wonderful day!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Easy to find located just off the main drag In Franklin. Reasonably priced. Upon arrival, go in , turn to your left, go to one of the registers, choose your package, get your cards then have fun. Lots of video games that give tickets to...More

Thank John P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey John! That sounds like an awesome place, if you and your family want to have some different types of family fun come check out one of our shops or restaurants! Have a great day!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 25 hotels in Franklin
Quality Inn
116 reviews
3.24 km away
Best Western Franklin Inn
982 reviews
3.26 km away
Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Franklin
1,209 reviews
3.40 km away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Nashville Franklin
736 reviews
3.78 km away
Nearby Restaurants
GRAYS on Main
577 reviews
1.18 km away
Mellow Mushroom
367 reviews
1.15 km away
Saffire
265 reviews
.30 km away
Puckett's Boat House
628 reviews
.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gallery 202
67 reviews
1.03 km away
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
32 reviews
.48 km away
Franklin Farmers Market
18 reviews
.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Don T
1 October 2015|
Answer
Response from acarmen1 | Reviewed this property |
Don, The address is 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064 Enjoy, I had lots of fun there.
0
Votes