Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum, Franklin – North Carolina Thursdays September 3, 2020

For this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post, I chose to look around Franklin, Macon County. There were several places that sounded interesting. I went with Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum as it’s known locally as the Gem Capital of the World – https://www.fgmm.org/. I thought it was a nice choice for this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post. The museum is closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Call before planning a visit to see what the limitations are and if it’s open. It used to be the Macon County Jail.

Official Website: https://www.fgmm.org/

Hours (closed due to COVID-19)

Regular Hours are:

May 1st – Oct 31st

MONDAY – SATURDAY12pm to 4pm

Nov. 1st – April 30th

Saturdays 12pm-4pm

And By Appointment

Address

The Old Macon County Jail

25 Phillips St. Franklin NC 28734 ~

Phone: 828.369.7831

Admission: no cost, but donations appreciated

Atlas Obscura: No listing located https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/franklingems 

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Gem%20and%20Mineral%20Museum%20Franklin  (Some listings located)

Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/v/franklin-gem-museum/51bb5143498ee05f8323f554

GenealogyTrails: No listing located

Gluseum: https://www.gluseum.com/US/Franklin/129891663769531/The-Gem-%26-Mineral-Society-and-Museum—Franklin%2C-NC

Google Maps:  Google Maps Franklin, North Carolina (Street View available)

HMDB: No listing located for the museum, but one for gem mining https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=123227

Hometown Locator: No listing located https://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/

Inspirock: https://www.inspirock.com/united-states/franklin-north-carolina/franklin-gem-and-mineral-museum-a79699805

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/10044403/the-gem-mineral-society-and-museum-franklin-nc/

Landmarkhunter: No listing located https://landmarkhunter.com/

Linkedin: No listing located http://www.linkedin.com/

Museums.us: No listing located https://www.museums.us/

National Register of Historic Places: No listing located https://npgallery.nps.gov/

Only In Your State: No listing located https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/283375001528054494/

Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located https://roadsandkingdoms.com/

Roadside America: No listing located https://www.roadsideamerica.com/

RoadTrippers: No listing for the museum, but for a nearby inn https://maps.roadtrippers.com/us/franklin-north-carolina/accommodation/sapphire-inn-franklin

Silly America: No listing located https://sillyamerica.com/

Smoky Mountain News: One listing located https://www.smokymountainnews.com/archives/item/19882-franklin-museum-a-real-gem

Snapchat: No listing located https://www.snapchat.com/

This is my South: No listing located https://www.thisismysouth.com/

Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g49146-d255222-Reviews-Franklin_Gem_and_Mineral_Museum-Franklin_North_Carolina.html

Trip Hobo: No listing located https://www.triphobo.com/

Trip Shock: No listing located https://www.tripshock.com/

Tumblr: Not seeing many listings for the museum https://www.tumblr.com/search/Gem+and+Mineral+Museum

Twitch channel or search: No listing located  – https://www.twitch.tv/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=Franklin%20Gem%20and%20Mineral%20Museum&src=typed_query

Vimeo channel or search: Some videos located https://vimeo.com/34902825

VisitNC: https://www.visitnc.com/listing/Z3qT/franklin-gem-mineral-museum

VisitNC Smokies: No listing located https://visitncsmokies.com/

Waymarking: One listing located https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm2XH_Franklin_Mineral_Museum

Wikipedia: no article and link to website on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_North_Carolina

Yelp: One listing located https://www.yelp.com/biz/franklin-mineral-museum-franklin

YouTube: Some videos located, but not all are about this museum https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Franklin+Gem+And+Mineral+Museum

Past North Carolina Thursdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/north-carolina-thursdays/

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