The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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 Scottish Tartans Museum

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Scottish Tartans Museum, Frankin NC  

Scottish Tartans Museum, Frankin NC  Located in Franklin, NC, the Scottish Tartans Museum focuses on the history of Scottish Tartans, how they were woven and used in dress over the centuries since 325. Cultural programs of weaving, music, and dance are also provided at the Center throughout the year by Friends of the Museum and volunteers. Ongoing educational programs and exhibits interpret Scottish history and culture, including migrations of the Scots, concentrating on the Scots who settled in Western North Carolina. The museum is over 2,200 square feet and contains the official registry of all publicly known tartans and is the only American extension of the Scottish Tartans Society.  Visitors are invited to view their family tartan on computer and trace their Scottish heritage in the tartan research library. The Center also has a gift shop offering a large selection of Scottish and Celtic treasures.

Website: Scottish Tartans Museum
Franklin NC
Distance: 1-2 hours from Asheville
Address: 86 East Main St., Franklin, NC 28734
Telephone: 828-524-7472
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Closed Sunday and major holidays.
Fees: Adult and child rates
Allow: 1 hour
Nearby: Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum
Directions: From Asheville, take I-40 West to Exit 27. Hwy. 74 West to Hwy. 441 South (Exit 81). Take the first Franklin exit at the Days Inn, and go straight into town to Main Street.




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