McLemore House Museum Tours

Step back in time and learn about the lives of the former enslaved African Americans in Franklin, Tennessee. The journey begins with Harvey McLemore as an enslaved person and continues through the next 100 years. The tour celebrates African American freedom and the communities they built. Kristi Farrow, Director of African American History for the Battle of Franklin Trust, tells the true stories of the African Americans who lived in this area. The tour lasts 30-45 minutes. We ask that you purchase your tickets in advance online by the Friday before the tour. Tours begin at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm.

Purchase Tour Tickets

Please select the date below that you would like to tour the museum.  Once you purchase the tickets, you will receive an email with your electronic tickets.  You can show this email on your phone when you visit the museum or print the email if you prefer to show a paper copy.

Frequent Questions & Answers

There are a few spots located next to the museum.  You can also park on the street.

Children under the age of 5 do not need to purchase a ticket.

For guided tours, you will select the time when you purchase your ticket.  For self-guided tours, you can come anytime during business hours for that day.

Please email us at

Please email us at  We need at least a week in advance to set up a special tour.

The museum is not accessible for wheelchairs due to the age of the building.  There is one step up to get on the porch and another step to enter the house.  The tour takes place on the main level.