Franklin, North Carolina: Ruby City Museum

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Address:
130 E. Main St., Franklin, NC
Directions:
Downtown, on the south side of US Hwy 441/E. Main St. at its intersection with Patton Ave.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
828-524-3967
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Ruby City Museum.

Ruby City Museum

Franklin got the nickname "Ruby City" because the land around it is rich with gems. The exhibits include the World's Largest Sapphire (385 pounds), plus human skulls and a shrunken head from somewhere.

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Ruby City Gems Free Museum.

Ruby City Gems, Free Museum

Ruby City is a gem and jewelry shop with a free museum in the basement. Beautiful displays and well worth the stop if you're in Franklin!

[Dina B. Reed, 05/08/2013]

The museum's displays include a 385-pound sapphire and a 162-carat ruby. At one time the land around Franklin was so rich with gems that it was leased to Tiffany.


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