Whistle Stop Mall

Categories: Explore, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Casual Dining, Unique Shops, Full Hookups, Bar-B-Que, Clothing & Apparel, Antiques, Arts & Crafts, Gems & Jewelry, Specialty Gifts & Boutiques


  • Franklin & western North Carolina's most unique shopping experience
  • Over 100,000 square feet of antiques, artisans, shops & restaurants
  • Open 7 Days a week
  • Accommodates 14 retail stores
  • Shopping, dining, RV park and much more

From the Owner

Family-owned, The Whistle Stop Mall in Franklin, NC provides one of the most unique shopping experiences in Western North Carolina.  With over one hundred thousand square feet of shopping all under one roof, there’s sure to be something for everyone.  The Whistle Stop Mall houses the largest antique selection in Western NC.  And if you love trains, you will have come to the right place! 
You will find full sized train cars throughout the property…great photo-ops for your vacation pictures…not to mention other great antiques including a plane, tractors, implements and more.  In addition, there is a large area dedicated to crafts and hand-made goods forged by local artisans. 
The mall is also home to several retail shops where you can stroll down brick paved streets and find a wide variety of items:  jewelry, home décor and accessories, rustic and unfinished furniture, clothing and apparel, as well as a number of service industries.  And if shopping makes you hungry, we’ve got you covered between our local gourmet sandwich shop, Chinese and some of the greatest southern BBQ around.  We are conveniently located off Highway 441 with plenty of parking for buses and RVs; you can even plan to stay overnight in our RV park with full hook-ups or stop by to make reservations for a cozy mountain cabin stay.  Be sure and plan to spend a day with us…you don’t want to miss it!


Visit these fine businesses within Whistle Stop Mall:

Mountain Laurel Makings

Rusty Wagon

The Local Scoop

What a great place to shop!  With over 100,000 square feet of antiques, artisans, shops & restaurants, you're sure to find something that you like.

The Local Directions

Conveniently located of of U.S. Highway 441/23 in Franklin, NC.

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Contact Info
(828) 349.1600
35.1573580, -83.3927730
1281 Georgia Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Macon County
Hours of Operation
Mon - Sat - 10:00am until 5:00pm
Sun - 1:00pm until 5:00pm