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The Harpeth Hotel – Franklin, Tennessee – A Historical Getaway

The Harpeth Hotel
Franklin, Tennessee

A Historical Getaway 

 

The courtyard located located inside the Harpeth Hotel, a Curio by Hilton property that sits along Main Street in the heart of Franklin, Tennessee. Photo courtesy Visit Franklin.

 

Harpeth Hotel – Franklin, Tennessee is situated in the heart of this historic city. The Harpeth Hotel offers luxurious accommodations with convenient access to some of the city’s most famous Civil War landmarks. Lying only steps away from monuments, museums, forts, statues, and historic mansions, the hotel is an excellent destination for history buffs and aspiring academics alike. With its timeless facade, modern amenities, and exceptional service, the hotel manages to expertly intertwine the past and the present, creating a unique lodging experience for all. Whether you come to view the US Colored Troops Statue, wander the grounds of Fort Granger, or simply explore the historic streets of Franklin, The Harpeth Hotel provides everything you need and more to enjoy your historical getaway.

 

Elegant Accommodations

A pet-friendly hotel.          Photo – Visit Franklin.

 

Offering a mix of standard hotel rooms and expansive suites, The Harpeth Hotel has accommodations to suit all needs. In their standard rooms, you’ll find either a king-sized bed or two queen beds outfitted with comfortable and cozy bedding. Meanwhile, suites offer separate living spaces and bedrooms with either king or queen beds. Many of the rooms come with oversized bathrooms and closets and provide incredible views of the hotel’s courtyard, as well as downtown Franklin. Popular amenities at the hotel include plush robes, slippers, in-room coffee, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and 24/7 reception.

The library inside of The Harpeth Hotel. – Photo – Visit Franklin

 

The library is a great area to meet friends, relax for a chat or take a little time for yourself. The beautiful Harpeth Hotel invites you to slow down and enjoy the comforts in every area of the hotel property. – Photo – Visit Franklin.

 

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Enjoy relaxing on a patio outside your room.

 

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The patio area overlooks a courtyard and relaxing outside spaces.

 

European Inspired Restaurants

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Harpeth Hotel Restaurant 1799 Kitchen                                   Photo – Visit Franklin

 

Aside from its deluxe accommodations, The Harpeth Hotel is also home to a European-style coffee bar, as well as a restaurant with extensive cocktail offerings. At McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions, you’ll find steaming cups of local coffee, fresh-made pastries, brunch and lunch offerings, as well as a selected list of premium wines and local craft beers. Meanwhile, the hotel’s restaurant, 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails, offers brunch and dinner options that combine European and Southern influences for a unique culinary experience. These dishes pair perfectly with the restaurant’s endless supply of cocktails, which feature Tennessee whisky and bourbon. 

 

Private Events

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Plan a family reunion or a fun gathering in a ballroom ready to make any event extra special inside the Harpeth Hotel                          Photo – Visit Franklin

 

In addition to its modern amenities, the hotel offers several meeting spaces that can accommodate large groups. These spaces include a board room, foyer, lounge, private dining area, spacious ballroom, as well as the hotel’s courtyard. You can even arrange for on-site catering and use of the hotel’s multimedia equipment. From corporate retreats to family reunions, weddings, and even galas, the hotel has everything you need to pull off the perfect event. 

 

Expert Tip: Visit the US Colored Troops Statue 

Harpeth Hotel Franklin Tennessee

 

While you’re enjoying all the comforts and pleasures that The Harpeth Hotel has to offer, be sure to take a moment and check out the US Colored Troops statue. Located just a few blocks from the hotel, this recently erected statue serves to recognize and honor the African American soldiers who served during the Civil War. The placement of this statue is particularly notable, as it is situated across from a Confederate monument and in front of the courthouse where numerous African Americans, many of whom were escaped slaves, signed up and enlisted in the Union Army. As the newest addition to the historical landmarks in Franklin, this statue is well worth the visit, as it aims to shine light on soldiers of color, acknowledging the struggles they faced and the impacts they made during the war.

 

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Artist and sculptor Joe Frank Howard and a Paris, Tennessee native.

 

Harpeth Hotel Franklin Tennessee
Gentleman dressed in period uniform – The uniform of the United States Colored Troops.

 

The building and door where the Colored solider would have entered to sign up to fight.

 

Regardless of what brings you to Franklin, whether it’s the historical pull of the city, a family event, or a business conference, you’re sure to have an unforgettable stay at The Harpeth Hotel. After all, you are visiting the city that was named after Benjamin Franklin, a man who once said, “well done is better than well said,” – and that’s a motto that The Harpeth Hotel certainly lives by!

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Delicious restaurants

 

 

Shopping

Visit Landmark Booksellers. Owners Joel and Carol Tomlin have a large selection from classics to books for children.

 

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Beautiful gift items sure to inspire a purchase for yourself or a gift.

 

Owners John and Talbot Grimm have a selection of beautiful craft and artwork, perfect for gifts – for yourself or to take home for family and friends.

 

History on every corner

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Fuller Story Marker

 

Historic information markers are located around the city highlighting significant Franklin history.

 

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Harpeth Hotel Franklin Tennessee
Carter House Farm Site of the Battle of Franklin.

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