Rehabilitating A Relic
The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall is embarking on a transformative venture, re-envisioning Historic Franklin’s most significant building, the Masonic Hall. In partnership with Belinda Stewart Architects, the Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation plans to transform the Hall into an innovative historic site museum and preservation classroom lab unlike anything in Franklin, Tennessee.
National Historic Landmark
The Masonic Hall possesses national significant as the place where the 1830 Treaty of Franklin. This treaty, never ratified by Congress, became the first of the southern removal treaties and served as a catalyst for American Indian Tribes eventual westward march known as the Trail of Tears. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, the Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation exists to preserve and interpret all history connected to this witness site.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, Historic Franklin invites visitors to stroll its historic main street, shop, eat, and learn about its past in the present. From Civil War battlefields, museums, and music festivals, Historic Franklin has something for everyone!