Bronze miner statue at the entrance to the Franklin Mineral Museum
Bronze miner statue at the entrance to the Franklin Mineral Museum

Franklin Mineral Museum

32 Evans St. Franklin, NJ 07416
 973-827-3481

Property Description

The zinc mining district of Franklin is known world-wide for an abundance of fluorescent and rare minerals. The Museum exhibits fluorescent, local and world-wide minerals, artifacts, fossils, and a safe two level mine replica. Explore on the famous "Buckwheat" a large mineral rich rock field where you can collect your own specimens, then dig for fossils and go gem panning.

The museum offers a great "Kids Adventure Package" that's inclusive of all the fun stuff to do! Enjoy viewing the museum exhibits on your own or take our optional guided tour at 2 pm, guided tours may be preempted due to scheduled groups.

There is an outdoor picnic area or covered pavilion available. No barbeques allowed. Vending machines for drinks or snacks. A fabulous gift shop that sells books, jewelry, specialty gifts and souvenirs. Great kids items. Plenty of free parking.

Amenities

Availability:

  • Open Seasonally
  • Dates Closed: Dec through Feb

General Information:

  • Meeting Facilities