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Franklin (Venango County)

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Franklin was founded in 1741 by the French during the '''French and Indian War''' , where French Creek meets the Allegheny River. When the British saw the French had built a fort, they sent '''George Washington''', who would later become the nation's first president, to tell the French that the territory had already been claimed by the British. The French refused, and proceeded to amass an army (including local Indians) to attack Fort Pitt and Fort Dusquesne in modern [[Pittsburgh]]. When the British began to attack Fort Niagara, the French were forced to send their troops north and the territory was claimed by the British. After American independence from [[Great Britain]], the layout of the city was redesigned by '''Andrew Ellicott''', who also helped design the layout of [[Washington, D.C.]] With the discovery of oil in nearby [[Titusville (Pennsylvania)|Titusville]] in 1859, wealthy oil tycoons moved to Franklin, quickly changing Franklin from an unknown to a wealthy, bustling town. With large fires consuming the oil fields in 1892 and 1894, the wealthy dispersed as quickly as they had come.
Located in America's northeastern region, all four seasons can be experienced in Franklin. Spring and summer are often warm, but not uncomfortably so. August is generally the hottest month. In the autumn, the leaves typically begin to change colors around late September and early October around Applefest. It begins snowing around November. Lake-effect snow is not as great a concern in Franklin as it is closer to Lake Erie ; however, it does occasionally cause heavy snow showers.
===Tourist Information===
Those wishing to schedule tours of the city or want travel pamphlets sent to their homes should contact the * <listing name="City of Franklin" Events Coordinator by phone (+1 814 437-1619) or e-mail: <listing name="" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="+1 814 437-1619" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">For those wishing to schedule tours of the city or want travel pamphlets sent to their homes.</listing>
*<see name="Sibley Mansion" alt="" address="870 River Ridge Rd" directions="" phone="+1 814 676-2007" url="" hours="You must call to inquire about tour dates and make a reservation" price="" lat="" long="">Also referred to as Sibley Castle and River Ridge, it is the former residence of Joseph Sibley, the founder of an oil refining company called Galena-Signal Oil (the company building still sits in downtown Franklin today). Sibley gained a lot of wealth from his business and was a known friend of Rockefeller and President McKinley. In fact, President McKinley was traveling with Sibley when he was assassinated in 1901. The Sibley Mansion was built in 1913 and Sibley lived there until his death. Today the mansion is owned by Life Ministries and used for their retreats however, they do offer tours sporadically throughout the year.</see>
*<see name="Space Capsule" alt="" address="1578 Pittsburgh Rd" directions="From Franklin, it's just past the airport on Route 8" phone="814-432-2335" url="" hours="Open 11 AM to 10 PM. Closed Nov. through Feb." price="" lat="" long="">A very odd site indeed is the real space capsule from an Apollo CM located in front of the Dairy Queen. Only four of these capsules have not been converted into scrap metal; one is located in the Smithsonian Museum in [[Washington D.C.]] and another is on display in [[Cape Canaveral]]. The one you see in Franklin is privately owned, along with the other which is not on display. If you're interested in learning more about it, enter the Dairy Queen. There is a tv inside displaying information about the capsule (along as with ads for various Dairy Queen foods).</see>
[[Image:IndianGodRock.JPG|thumb|right|300px|One of the remaining petroglyphs on the Indian God Rock]]
* <do name="Walking Tours" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="814 437-1619" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">With so many historic Victorian buildings, representing a wide array of architectural styles, visitors often come just to walk around the town to view the buildings. There are a few ways in which you can do this. If you just want to see the architecture, you can do the self-guided walking tour. These Walking Tour Guides are available at Franklin City Hall or Franklin Chamber of Commerce. The Franklin Rotary Club offers guided walking tours during Applefest® Those interested should call in advance (+1 814 437-2072) to find out more information about specific tour dates. Other groups, such as the local Garden Club, offer House and Garden Tours during 4th of July Festivities Week.</do>
* <do name="Two Mile Run County Park" alt="" address="471 Beach Rd." directions="" phone="+1 814 676-6116" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Two Mile Run is a tucked away just off Route 417 around a man-made lake. You can fish in the lake, boat, and swim at '''Crosby Beach'''. Around the beach there are also paddle boat rentals and volleyball nets. Two Mile Run has many different hiking and mountain bike trails for those who are more interested in exploring nature and the surrounding forests. In the wintertime, visitors can enjoy ice fishing and sled-riding or snowboarding on the hill near the entrance of the park. There are pavilions that can be used by the public when they have not been rented. For accommodations, visitors can camp or make reservations to stay at either the cottage or farmhouse (see "Sleep").</do>
* <do name="Franklin on Ice" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 814 437-1619" url="" hours="Held in Fountain Park on the first Saturday in February" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Franklin's "cure for the winter blaughs", visitors gather to watch sculptors turn huge blocks of ice into beautiful works of art! If you find the cold is too much, check out the chili contest to sample the area's best chilis. Visitors can view the sculptures until they melt!</do>
*<do name="May Garden Mart" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Fountain Park is in full bloom on this first Saturday & Sunday in May. A wide variety of florists and garden suppliers are on hand to supply you with anything you may need to plant, decorate and work in your garden and around your home. </do>
*<do name="4th of July Festivities Week" alt="" address="Downtown Franklin" directions="" phone="814 437-1619" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Week-long celebration features concerts each night. The biggest day of this celebration falls on the Saturday before the 4th. This is LibertyFest and features the LibertyFest Parade and the Vogues at Bandstand Park. The week is capped off by a fantastic fireworks display at Riverfront Park.</do>
* <do name="Taste of Franklin" alt="" address="Downtown Franklin" directions="" phone="814 437-1619" url="" hours="11 AM to 4 PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">An annual festival held Taste of Franklin Weekend – Sample the tastes, shops and sounds of Franklin. Shop at the Annual Old Fashioned Bargain Days. Take-in Fountain Park the finals of the Taste of Talent Vocal Competition and the Taste of Franklin on the Sunday (first Sunday in of August, Taste of Franklin ) which features a variety of local foods to sample for very reasonable prices. You simply purchase tickets Franklin is for Foodies and use them to get the the foods you want to try. They offer meals, such as Chinese this day is a food, pizza, and vegetarian food, as well as desserts and snacks.lover’s delight!</do>
* <do name="Rock In River Festival/PA Stone Skipping Championship" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="814 437-1619" url="" hours="Held the last Saturday of August" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> This River Festival features crafts, a rock decorating contest, kayak rides and the fun of watching amateurs and professionals (including '''Guinness World Record Holder, Russ Byars''') compete for the Pennsylvania state championship of skipping stones across the water.</do>
* <do name="Applefest" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 814 432-5823" url="" hours="Held annually on the first weekend in October, beginning Friday" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The legendary Johnny Appleseed was said to have travelled through Franklin spreading his appleseeds throughout the area, and Applefest celebrates the now-abundant apple trees in the area. The largest craft show in [[Western Pennsylvania]], Applefest vendors fill both Fountain Park and Bandstand Park, selling a wide variety of goods, such as woodwork, paintings, jewelry, and much more. There are also many food vendors, with some of the biggest sellers being apple dumplings, apple cider, gourmet apples... you get the picture! Along with all of the crafts and food, performances and events are also held each day. Rides in horse-drawn wagons are available throughout the festival, the Applefest Race is on Saturday, and the Sunday car show on Liberty Street ensures that the crowds stay all weekend long.</do>
* <do name="Light Up Night" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="814 437-1619" url="" hours="Parade begins at 6 PM followed by fireworks" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Light-Up Night is a favorite celebration of the locals. The festivities kick-off with a parade on Liberty Street and continue with a fireworks display impressive enough to rival many larger cities! Throughout the evening, visitors can buy food and hot chocolate and view the Christmas tree exhibit in the Barrow Civic Theater.</do>
*<buy name="Cranberry Mall" alt="" address="6945 US Route 322 " directions="" phone="+1 814 676-3406" url="" hours="10 AM to 9 PM Mon.-Sat., 12 PM to 5 PM Sun" price="" lat="" long="">A typical small town mall, with clothing, electronics, jewelry, nail salon, and a few specialty shops. Food options are limited to the Asian Express, Two Cousins Pizza, and Pretzel Plus. The local movie theater is located within the mall and was recently rennovated.</buy> ===Downtown===In Downtown Franklin, most of the shops are located along Liberty Street. Many of the shops are typical of those you'd find anywhere else, but the The street itself has a nostalgic feel that makes browsing pleasant(and even moreso since the parking meters were removed). A few of the more unique shops are '''Something Clever''', offering unique clothing and accessories, '''Franklin Press''' with a variety of toys and games, and the antique shops, '''Liberty Street Antiques''' and '''DeBence Antique World'''.
*<buy name="Cranberry Mall" alt="" address="6945 US Route 322 " directions="" phone="+1 814 676-3406" url="" hours="10 AM to 9 PM Mon.-Sat., 12 PM to 5 PM Sun" price="" lat="" long="">A typical small town mall, with clothing, electronics, jewelry, nail salon, and a few specialty shops. Food options are limited to the Asian Express, Two Cousins Pizza, and Pretzel Plus. The local movie theater is located within the mall and was recently rennovated.</buy>
*<buy name="Liberty Galleria" alt="" address="1255 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814 432-5340" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">New - Franklin's Retail Incubator - many retailers under one roof.</buy>
*<buy name="Feldman Jewelers" alt="" address="1260 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-432-5925" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Feldman's has been in downtown Franklin since 1871 and carries modern and estate jewelry along with distinctive giftware.
*<buy name="Daffin’s Candies" alt="" address="1231 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-437-3621" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Daffin’s Candies, Hallmark cards and gifts, including Precious Moments, Jim Shore, candles, and accessories for birthdays, anniversaries, or any day.
*<buy name="Franklin Press & Charlotte’s Gift Gallery" alt="" address="1246 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-437-7617" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A fun shop selling unique toys and gifts, as well as office supplies.
*<buy name="Phillips Flowers and Gifts" alt="" address="1237 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-432-4519" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Sells flowers,candles and accessories, plush animals, balloons and a unique assortment of gift items.
*<buy name="Something Clever " alt="" address="1264 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-432-3964" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Women’s clothing, unique gifts including Brighton jewelry and Vera Bradley and leather items, along with all types of accessories and decorative home items.
*<buy name="Callaghan’s Pharmacy & Gifts" alt="" address="1262 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-432-4125" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Cards and local gifts. A traditional retail pharmacy.
*<buy name="Corner Cupboard and Deli" alt="" address="1200 Buffalo Street" directions="" phone="814-437-6900" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Choose from deli meats and cheese, as well as bulk foods, snacks, spices, rolled butter, milk, eggs, homemade breads, cookies, jams/jellies, relishes, pickles and much more!
*<eat name="Kings Family Restaurant" alt="" address="RR 2" directions="" phone="+1 814 437-6997" url="" hours="Open 6 AM to 10 PM Sun. through Thurs., 6 AM to midnight Fri. and Sat" price="" lat="" long="">For those tired of fast food and pizza and hungry for homestyle cooking, Kings is a popular option. Kings is a Pennsylvanian chain restaurant, but its one of Franklin's most popular restaurants, and it also stays open later than most others.</eat>
*<eat name="French Creek Cafe" alt="" address="1242 Liberty St" directions="" phone="+1 814 437-6860‎" url="" hours="11 AM to 3 PM Mon., 7:30 AM to 3 PM Tues. through Sat." price="Paninis cost about $6" lat="" long="">A popular restaurant for breakfast dining. For lunch, they offer fantastic paninis, wraps, and other healthy foods. Be aware that this is a lunch and breakfast restaurant only, as it closes at 3 PM.</eat>
*<eat name="AmaZing Foods Cafe" alt="" address="1327 Elk St" directions="" phone="+1 814 437-3663" url="" hours="Open 8 AM to 2 PM Mon. through Fri" price="" lat="" long="">This breakfast and lunch cafe changes its menu daily, as dishes are adapted to incorporate in-season ingrediants. In general, you'll find various quiches, scones, and pancakes for breakfast and pastas, wraps, and a varieyt variety of sandwiches for lunch. Cooking classes are offered. Those interested must call in advance, as a limited number of students are accepted.</eat>
*<eat name="Rochelle's Family Restaurant" alt="" address="1233 Liberty St" directions="" phone="+1 814 432-2625" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">More popularly known as '''Fox's Pizza Den''', Rochelle's is a pizzeria serving the typical varieties.</eat>
*<eat name="Uncle Louie G's Gourmet Cream Ices" alt="" address="1241 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-518-7502" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Best of Brooklyn is now in Franklin. 38 flavors of Italian cream ices and 26 flavors of gourmet ice cream.
*<eat name="Benjamin’s at the Quality Inn" alt="" address="1411 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814 437-3031" url="" hours="Monday thru Saturday - 5 to 9 PM & Sunday Brunch - 10:30 to 2:30" price="" lat="" long="">Guests will dine in splendor among Victorian chandeliers at Benjamin’s, a full-service restaurant, located in The Quality Inn and Conference Center.
*<eat name="The Scoop" alt="" address="414 12th St" directions="Across the street from the Public Library" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A local ice cream parlor, serving a variety of ice cream, hot dogs, and other foods.</eat>
*<eat name="Primo Barone's Restaurant and Lounge" alt="" address="1564 Airport Road Franklin Pa, 16323" directions="connected to the Venango Airport" phone="814-432-2588" url="" hours="11-9" price="" lat="" long="">Connected to the Venango Regional Airport. Beautiful view, great italian dishes, excellent service!</eat>
*<eat name="Bistro by Pizza Joe's" alt="" address="1145 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-432-8000" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Pizza and sandwiches.</eat>
*<eat name="Summer House Coffee" alt="" address="1236 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-432-5959" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Quaint, locally owned cafe. Along with a selection of coffees, teas, and speciality drinks, Summer House also has breakfast pastries and gelato. Free wi-fi available. </eat>
*<drink name="The Bricks" alt="" address="135 North 13th St." directions="" phone="+1 814 432-7665" url="" hours="Open Fri. and Sat. from 11 8 AM to whenever2AM, Mon.-Thurs. 11 8 AM to 10 PM, Sun. 11 8 AM to 9 PM" price="Most dishes sell for $5.99, alcohol from $2.35-3.75" lat="" long="">Franklin's most spacious bar, complete with darts, pool tables, and big screen TV's to watch Steelers and Penguins games. Typically draws a younger crowdThey are known for their giant, juicy burgers, over 3 dozen wing sauces, and large sandwiches and wraps. Karaoke every Friday night at 9 PM.</drink>
*<drink name="FoxTales Pub" alt="" address="1117 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="+1 814 437-6636" url="" hours="Open weekdays from 11 AM, Sat. from 3 PM, and Sundays from 12 PM" price="" lat="" long="">Although it's rather small, it's quite popular with the locals.</drink>
*<drink name="McGinnis' Irish Pub &amp; Grill" alt="" address="1340 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814-437-7771" url="" hours="Open daily from 11:30 AM until closing. Kitchen is open until 10 PM Mon.-Thur. and until 11 PM weekends" price="" lat="" long="">Located downstairs at The Commons at Franklin. An authentic Irish restaurant and pub, complete with Irish music and decor. They're known for their home-made fish and chips and wide variety of dishes straight from the Emerald Isle. Offers 10 beers on tap and various other well-known beers and local microbrews. Patrons have their choice of eating in the pub or dining room. Enjoy drinks and the game with friends as you watch large screen television in the "Craic" as you relax in comfortable leather furniture.</drink>
*<drink name="French Creek Tavern located in the Quality Inn " alt="" address="1411 Liberty Street" directions="" phone="814 437-3031" url="" hours="Monday thru Saturday evenings" price="" lat="" long="">Karaoke on Thursday nights</drink>
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