Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum, Franklin

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  • This is a tiny museum nestled in an old jail. The staff is incredible and their tours a lot of fun. Be sure to see the fluorescent rock room. Definitely a must do in Franklin. The only downsides.....  more
    This is a tiny museum nestled in an old jail. The staff is incredible and their tours a lot of fun. Be sure to see the fluorescent rock room. Definitely a must do in Franklin. The only downsides.....  more »
  • If you are in Franklin, have any interest in gems/minerals/fossils/history, this is definitely worth a visit. just check their hours as they vary. one of the better gem and mineral collections that I....  more
    If you are in Franklin, have any interest in gems/minerals/fossils/history, this is definitely worth a visit. just check their hours as they vary. one of the better gem and mineral collections that I....  more »
  • A great place to visit, and it's free! They have amazing displays of rocks, minerals, native American artifacts, as well as fossils from all over the world. Plenty of items to purchase if desired... 
    A great place to visit, and it's free! They have amazing displays of rocks, minerals, native American artifacts, as well as fossils from all over the world. Plenty of items to purchase if desired...  more »
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  • A gem of a museum, especially for free! The people who work here are super friendly and helpful. If you love rocks or fossils, stop by! There's a great selection of local and exotic gems.
  • My family of 4 had a very nice time visiting the Gem & Mineral museum. We were immediately greeted and offered a complimentary tour. They had way more gems, minerals, and rocks than we were expecting. The fact that the museum resides in an old jail makes it all that much more interesting. Overall the museum is wonderful, but what really makes it 5 stars are the kind and genuine people that work there. We will definitely return when traveling near Franklin again.
  • This was such an interesting place, housed in and old jail bldg. The folks were so friendly and we enjoyed the tour and learning lots of interesting info. It is free too. Highly recommend. Oh and a very nice gift shop as well. Not real pricey.
  • A little piece of heaven right in the heart of Franklin! Housed in an old jail, this museum holds more than just an amazing collection! The history and information shared was priceless!Also, got to purchase a few beauties before heading out. Definitely will make it a point to visit and support this museum for years to come!
  • Had a wonderful time at Franklin’s Gem and Mineral Museum! Going back, because I didn’t have time to go into the Fluorescence room or see upstairs! Here are some of my favorites!

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