The Old Macon County Jail

25 Phillips St. Franklin NC 28734 ~

828.369.7831 ​


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


12pm to 4pm


Nov. 1st - April 30th




By Appointment


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


Groups call (678) 243-8036 

Upcoming Meeting

Our Next Meeting is:

Thursday, February 27th @ 6:30pm


The meeting will be held at the First Christian Church at 156 Belleview Park Rd, 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, it's easy! To join, come to our next meeting or event, stop by the museum, or just ask a member!


Guest Book

Don't forget to sign our guest book before you leave!!