Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum, Franklin
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  • The ladies working during our visit were so wonderful with my son, who happens to be a rock hound. And I love that this used to be a jail! Good collection of gemstones and historical artifacts. Worth ...  more »
  • The Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum has a lot of information on all types of rock, native american artifacts;pottery and arrow heads and native rocks. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It ...  more »
  • We stopped in to view the museum which is a great collection They do have rocks and minerals for sale. They also have gear for tumbling or faceting. 
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  • We stopped at the gem museum after a day of rock hounding (gem mining) in the area. The staff was amazing and were great with the kids. Explaining disllays, talking about different gems. The collection is diverse including sections on fossils, minerals from each state and many other sections. As others posted this museum is in the old jail. Really cool renovated venue. Our family really enjoyed our time and recommend if you are in the area to stop by.
  • I enjoyed coming here on a family vacation. Be prepared because it is a very small space! Very interesting history and the museum is ran by local volunteers who can easily answer any questions you may have. It use to be a jail for the town many years ago and is a historical landmark. Overall a enjoyable experience.
  • This morning my husband and I went to the Gem and Mineral Museum in Franklin. We were honored to be the first visitors for the new season. We were treated like royalty...even to having our picture taken. I can honestly say we have never been to such a complete and friendly museum. We own Ye Olde Rock Shoppe in Hollywood, Fl and make it a point to try to hit all the gem and mineral museums on our travels.. Elena and Tom Marsh made us feel so much at home and answered all our questions. The members we were introduced to couldn't have been nicer. A wonderful experience for us and we will definitely recommend the Museum to everyone coming this way. Thanks so much...Fletch and Audrey Sessoms
  • This gem museum is housed in an old jail. it seems appropriate for safeguarding precious stones. The folks are very, very nice and show a genuine interest in helping you understand how gems and minerals are mined and polished into real keepsakes. My grandkids and wife love visiting the museum whenever we are in the Franklin area.
  • beautiful stones and bones when you're there don't forget to visit the glow room and flip the switch and when you leave flip it back off and watch as the glow fades in the left of the display