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Johnson County Museum of History

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Address: 135 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-1720
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+1 317-346-4500
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00

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Small local museum.

It's small and local and probably not ideal for kids. That aside I enjoyed seeing some cool old artifacts at this converted Masonic Temple. There were some Civil War memorabilia... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Louisville, KY
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Aurora, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come from a large city and decided to check out the museum. There was good history to it and interactive for the children. It is fairly small compared to the museums we have been to but they did have some nice exhibits.

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's small and local and probably not ideal for kids. That aside I enjoyed seeing some cool old artifacts at this converted Masonic Temple. There were some Civil War memorabilia plus an old pharmacy Cabinet and a cool old juke box. Hey, it's free and within walking distance of the downtown area. Stop by Benjamin's for a cup of coffee.... More 

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Rolling Prairie, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need to do research for genealogy or regional history,this is the spot. The museum itself is neat and orderly,nice staff,but nothing in the collections to write home about.

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Franklin, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Good facility. People very friendly. Always something new to see. Very educational to take family for outings.

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Anderson, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Self guided tour of Johnson County history. Kind of basic and nothing too excited to see. Kids may find it a bit boring where adults like the historical facts, etc. Nice free attraction to talk a brief look.

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Thank bondtk
Columbus IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This treasure had an array of diversified exhibits that encouraged children to join in and experience hands-on what they were learning. Well worth your time to stop and visit.

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Franklin, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

the exhibits are really interesting and it's always a MUST around Christmas time! Santa stops by for a visit!

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Whiteland, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This isn't a very big Museum, but they have a lot of great historical items & facts' They also help with Genealogy Searches & have all kinds of classes for all ages.

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Thank alphawolff40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This sweet museum is a great place for Civil War and pioneer life buffs. If you've lived in Johnson County all your life and just want to know more history, or if you are new to the area, then it is worth a visit. You may want to return to find out more about the current county conditions as well.

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Franklin, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Almost every town has a museum but this one is housed in the old Masonic Lodge which itself is a part of history. Come here and find out about the life of Johnson County. A good value!

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