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Scottish Tartans Musuem

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Address: 86 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3026
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Ancestors and Education

this store is a work in progress- Nice display of quality tartans and good made from them. Some books and other items of interest as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
sailmaker51
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Franklin, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many Scottish items on display. Having some Scottish ancestry made it very interesting. They have reference books that you can use to research your family name.

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Thank Jeanine L
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went with low expectations. Was in the basement of a Scottish themed store. Owner/manager was very friendly and willing to help. Museum was nothing special. Did have an artifact or two of interest. Mostly you just walk around the basement and read placards.

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Thank DrJ5714
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I confess, I'm Scottish on mom's side of the tracks and Welsh on dad's side. At one time, they shared a common enemy--the English. But now they live in a kind of tense peace, that could end with a single insult. Like accusing the Welsh or Scotts of being English. I got my first (and god-help-me, my last) kilt here,... More 

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Thank drjim1941
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

this store is a work in progress- Nice display of quality tartans and good made from them. Some books and other items of interest as well.

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Thank sailmaker51
Columbus, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went there on my birthday weekend. Small place, but packs a LOT of information. I learned a lot about my heritage and ancestry that I didn't know before. Can't touch things except in the gift shop, but is a very educational place. The gifts are priced affordably. Admission is a nice price too, <$5 per person when I went there... More 

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Thank Emily D
BIRMINGHAM
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

quaint museum and shop. Combine this with the annual Scottish Festival the town sponsors and you have a very entertaining day.

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Thank SAM S
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were staying in the area and made the museum part of our itinerary. If you have any interest in anything Scottish, this is a great place to visit. The staff was very helpful in looking up clan information and tartans. The store has a great supply of Scottish clothing, books, food, and accessories. Downstairs is a museum giving information... More 

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Thank Sddponce
Baltimore, Maryland
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74 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a pleasant, small, highly focused venue with a very small entry fee. If you have general interest in things Scottish or would like to make use of their extensive Scottish theme gift and fabric store you will have no trouble whiling away an hour here. There are other interesting objects besides fabrics.

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Thank solomonknibb
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We were surprise me to find such a Scottish community in Franklin, NC. Much larger city than Murphy or any other small town in the area. Nice local shops.

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Thank Phildeslindsay
Weston, Florida
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This museum/shop was wonderful. It was so exciting seeing the history & the tartans for the different clans. I like that I can order material or products online.

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Thank marshacioppa

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