The Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum is located downtown in the historic 1850’s jail. There are eight rooms that are filled with fossils, Indian artifacts, flourescing minerals and a huge collection of speciens and minerals from around the world including North Carolina. The gift shop includes jewelry crafte by local artisans, books on mining, gem/mineral-related subjects as well as other gem/rock-related subjects. Admission is free.
Donations are appreciated.
To arrange a group tour, contact the museum at 828-369-7831.