©

Franklin trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Franklin

Trip Planner USA  /  New Jersey  /  Franklin
(4.6/5 based on 50 reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: museums
Franklin is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,045 reflecting a decline of 115 (-2.2%) from the 5,160 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 183 (+3.7%) from the 4,977 counted in the 1990 Census.Franklin, known as the "Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World," is located over a rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of them fluorescent and 25 of which are found nowhere else on earth. Settled in the 17th century, the village known as Franklin Furnace after Benjamin Franklin, developed near iron mines and iron smelting operations located along the Wallkill River. In the early 19th century, zinc deposits in the area began to be developed commercially. For most of the century many small companies mined zinc and iron in the Franklin area. In 1897 all zinc mining efforts merged into the New Jersey Zinc Company, which was a major controlling factor in the development of Franklin. Immigrants from Russia, Britain, Hungary and Poland joined the work force at the mine. The population, 500 in 1897, had swelled to 3,000 by 1913. On March 18, 1913, the Borough of Franklin was incorporated from portions of Hardyston Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 23, 1913.
Take a look at our United States itinerary planner to refine the details of your trip to Franklin.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Franklin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Franklin

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Franklin:
Wineries, nightlife, outdoors
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nature, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, golf
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to New Jersey

9 days in Jersey Shore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in New Brunswick BY A USER FROM CANADA May, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in New Brunswick BY A USER FROM CANADA May, kids, culture, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Ocean City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: June, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in New Jersey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in New Jersey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in New Jersey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Seaside Heights BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Seaside Heights BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Iowa City & Freehold BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News