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Johnson County Museum of History

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A time capsule look at local history

The Johnson County Museum of History offers a snapshot of the area's past during a variety of... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Franklin, Indiana, United States
Small local museum.

It's small and local and probably not ideal for kids. That aside I enjoyed seeing some cool old... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Louisville, KY
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17 Jul 2018
“A time capsule look at local history”
13 Mar 2017
“Museum Tour”
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135 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-1720
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The Johnson County Museum of History offers a snapshot of the area's past during a variety of periods -- Native American and pioneer, the Civil War, the Victorian era, Camp Atterbury during World War II, and the 1950s. In addition, short-term exhibitions focus on special...More

Thank H5160WYrichardg
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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Reviewed 25 February 2017 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...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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.

Thank trueblue121
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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

Thank N3048CUwilliamp
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.

Thank bondtk
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.

Thank AnnMooreColumbusIN
Reviewed 22 September 2016

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

Thank Shannon L
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank alphawolff40
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...More

Thank Jan M
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