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Macon County Historical Society and Museum

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A Walk In Time

If you haven't been to the Macon County Historical Museum, make a visit sometime. The building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wynette W
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Learn History of Macon County

History is more about seeing, interacting and not just reading about it. The Macon County... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
36 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
+1 828-524-9758
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't been to the Macon County Historical Museum, make a visit sometime. The building itself have much historical value. Right in the heart of downtown Franklin. Once inside, there is an array of uniforms and artifacts that will take you back through many...More

Thank Wynette W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

History is more about seeing, interacting and not just reading about it. The Macon County Historical Museum has displays with exhibits that tell a story of how life was lived over the last two and a half centuries here in Macon County. Friendly people, polite...More

Thank ehaggart
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I've been past this museum countless times and it was never open. Today, on a rainy day with little else to do, it was. There is a $5 suggested admission. The small space is crammed with exhibits in mostly chronological order. It starts with the...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I was born and raised in this town and moved away after high school. Coming back for visits is always challenging to find new things to do. I was so surprised by the quality and extensive range of years and items they had to display....More

Thank Libby L
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This museum is just wonderful. Chocked full of historical information and artifacts. We'll displayed. The curator Robert Shook is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge for Macon Co and surrounding area. He is very willing to help and answer questions. The building itself is a treasure...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Macon County Historical Society Museum offers two levels of intriguing displays very professionally-presented in a historically-preserved building. Collections consist of Native American artifacts (many Cherokee), early household / professional / personal items, military and Civil War items. Extensive archives of local, genealogical, and heritage resources...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were welcomed inside and our Great Dane was welcomed too! The staff/volunteers are amazing. They are knowledgable about the area and its history and very proud (as they well should be) of this lovely well-planned museum. Donations accepted. The exhibits are high quality and...More

Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 22 September 2016

this is a wonderful collection of early North Carolina settlements, Indian culture and Civil War relics. The staff are volunteers and very knowledgable

Thank SAM S
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very helpful curator (?). He was very informative about some information we needed. The museum is small but just looking at all the old items and reading some of the captions and articles was quite interesting.

Thank Albert P
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the chronological order of the exhibits and the diversity of the minerals that have been collected in Macon County. The weaponry is well researched and interresting and the artifacts and items for sale reflect the integrity of the exhibit.

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