One-Day Itinerary

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: The Grevemberg House
A National Register property, this home (circa 1851) was meticulously restored by the St. Mary Landmarks Society. This is a sure win for antique lovers! It is a off Hwy. 322 at 407 Sterling Rd. and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on designated holidays.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Walking Tour of Main Street Historic District
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982, this three-quarter-mile-long district boast of 420 noteworthy structures. This area is comprised of the original mid-nineteenth century town, which grew to parallel the left bank of the Bayou Teche, and the more densely built railroad town, which developed during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Visit Franklin's City Hall, circa 1908, which was once an old school converted into the epicenter for local government activities. It is located next to the library at 300 Iberia St.

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.:  Lunch
Enjoy lunch at one of Franklin's many downtown restaurants, which range from fine Cajun and Creole dining to ambient cafes. There is something to please everyone's taste.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.:  Promenade along Bayou Teche
Lounge at the decks along the Bayou Teche on Teche Dr. This tranquil spot attracts tourists and fishermen alike. The boat dock is nearby, if you'd like to explore Franklin's most beloved waterway. You can start at the Young-Sanders Center Foundation on Commercial St., walk along the decks of the bayou, cross the bridge and relax for a quiet respite at the Peace Memorial near Eastwood.

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.:  Optional Afternoon Touring
Get a nice gift at any of the specialty shops on Main Street. Take a church tour on Main Street by visiting Asbury Methodist Church, Church of Assumption and First United Methodist Church. Don't miss St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Second St. Visit the Peace Memorial near Eastwood and the Young-Sanders Center Foundation showcasing Civil War memorabilia.

Overnight accommodations are available with several hotels and motels and local bed and breakfasts. Camping accommodations can be found at nearby campgrounds.