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Johnson County Museum of History

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Better than many other county museums in Indiana

We were in Franklin and decided to revisit this interesting little museum housed in the rather... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, Indiana
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 July 17, 2018
Franklin, Indiana, United States
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2 days ago
“Better than many other county museums in Indiana”
Jul 17, 2018
“A time capsule look at local history”
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Franklin and decided to revisit this interesting little museum housed in the rather imposing former Masonic Temple near the courthouse square. The main floor houses various permanent and temporary exhibits in a series of rooms. One room combines the fossil past of...More

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Reviewed July 17, 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

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Reviewed March 13, 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.

Thank bbest1026
Reviewed February 25, 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 February 21, 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 January 26, 2017

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

Thank N3048CUwilliamp
Reviewed December 29, 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 October 5, 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 September 22, 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 September 12, 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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