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The Franklin Mineral Museum Inc., Franklin

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
The Franklin Mineral Museum in Franklin, New Jersey is a mineral, geology, and mining museum at the former Franklin Mine. It is located in Sussex County, New Jersey.HistoryThe mine was active from 1898 until the mid-1950s.The mine site became an open-air museum in 1964.FeaturesThe Franklin Mineral Museum has a large mineral collection, a simulated mine tunnel, and Native American artifacts. Visitors are allowed to collect mineral specimens in several areas of the former mine's tailings.
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  • I took our granddaughters to the museum last summer, ages 14-7. On the tour we saw what a mine really looks was cool down there, you might need a light jacket. The fluorescent rocks are beau...  read more »
  • Open M-F (10-4pm), Sat (!0-5) and Sun (11-5), the Franklin Mineral Museum is a haven for Rock Hounds and Kids. Buy the combination ticket which is $12 for Adults, 712 yrs. ($8) and seniors ($10) and i...  read more »
  • I took my grandchildren here not really knowing what to expect. They offer various packages you can purchase. We purchased the rock collecting and museum exhibit. A very nice gent escorted the childre...  read more »
  • The history is good, and the displays fascinating. But the "mine" is a replica, so it is overshadowed by nearby Sterling Hill. Especially with the fact that there are still tunnles under Franklin. A redeeming quality is the rock pit out back, where you can find florescent rocks for your collection.
  • The kids had a great time! (Graded K-5) Staff was, at times, testy with our staff but helpful and informative. Great field trip location.
  • Place was great we went here about 20 years ago so many cool rocks and fossils and Native American things we got a private tour guide really knew her stuff and the man at the desk was very learned we will come back again love the place has lots of prehnite my favorite
  • nice place to take the kids for a one off kind of trip
  • This place rocks.
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