The Old Macon County Jail

25 Phillips St. Franklin NC 28734 ~

828.369.7831 ​

​​​​Franklingemsociety@gmail.com

Located in the Old Jail, we have 8 rooms filled with gems and minerals from all over the world!

In fact we have one of the largest collections in the Southeast!​
Be sure to stop by our gift shop!  We offer jewelry hand-made by our volunteers!

Note: In June of 2015 Our Museum Garden was registered as a Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation!

 

We also Received a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor!

 

Hours of Operation

May 1st - Oct 31st

MONDAY - SATURDAY

12pm to 4pm

 

Nov. 1st - April 30th

Saturdays

12pm-4pm

And

By Appointment

Groups

School Groups and Tour Groups of 10 or more are welcome by appointment!​​

 

Groups call (678) 243-8036 

Upcoming Meeting

Our Next Meeting is

November 21st @ 6:30 PM

 

The meeting will be held at the Robert C Carpenter Community Center, Franklin, NC 

 

Come and enjoy a program having to do with gems, minerals, rock collecting or jewelry making. Guests are always welcome, and you might even win a door prize!

 

Not a member? Consider joining! Come to our next meeting or event to join!