Scottish Tartans Musuem

Scottish Tartans Musuem, Franklin: Address, Phone Number, Scottish Tartans Musuem Reviews: 4/5

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Craig A
South Carolina713 contributions
Scottish Themed Store That Calls Itself A Museum
Nov 2020
This is actually a good store for Scottish themed gifts and clothes. I'm not sure if there's enough interest in small Franklin to support a store with this narrow appeal...but the store was fun to browse through.

It's listed as a museum but is really a store.
Written 16 November 2020
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We are a museum and heritage center first and foremost---and also happen to have a gift shop. Our museum has been in this location since 1994 and is a non-profit 501(c)3 incorporation dedicated to the history and traditions of Scottish Highlands dress. The museum is on 2 floors--and there is a large sign indicating the entrance door and $4 fee as you come into the gift shop. We're sorry you missed this information and hopefully you'll be able to return someday to visit the museum section of our building.
Written 10 May 2021
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Michael K
Smyrna, GA550 contributions
Cool little museum on Main Street
May 2020
We stopped by here on a rainy day. With only a $4 entry fee, its a pretty cool little walk through Scottish history with an interesting history of the Scotch-Irish connection to Western Carolina as well. Worth the hour or so of time for history buffs.
Written 26 May 2020
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey13,617 contributions
Scottish Highland Dress Museum - the only one in US.
Mar 2020
I was truly surprised by the presence of this museum in Franklin apparently not realizing that the area is the seat of the large Scottish-American heritage community. Originally the museum was established in Highlands, NC in 1988 but in 1994 moved to Franklin. It is not only a tartan museum but also Scottish Heritage Center. It is also here that we learnt there are more people with Celtic heritage in North Carolina than anywhere in the world. Not to be missed by anybody with with Scottish origin.
Written 27 March 2020
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Phillip T
Madison, FL85 contributions
High highlands
Aug 2019 • Couples
My wife is ScotchIrish, so she was excited about this stop. Very informative and helpful staff. Exemplary collection of tartans and ties. Lots of clan information. Museum had some really interesting parts, but is a work in progress. If you have a Scottish heritage, you should stop by
Written 8 August 2019
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IdahoFlyer
Boise, ID.206 contributions
Small but very interesting
Jul 2019
Friends took me there, the Scottish store, on street level, the museum in the basement. I didn’t know that so many settled in the area, I knew many settled in many locations in the mountain areas. A great many in the county that Franklin is in. Some rare things in the museum, tartans, knives, many interesting things.
It’s the only tartan museum in the world, outside of Scotland.
Written 6 August 2019
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Petevisits
Bristol, UK42 contributions
A little bit of Scotland but a bit warmer outside !
Jun 2019 • Couples
Fascinating little shop & museum in a most unlikely location. Massive range of tartans on display and available to order - The gentleman & lady in the shop were a wealth of knowledge (gent wearing full Scottish regalia)

He even located the obscure tartan relating to my mother's family. Interestingly tartans are apparently sought from original mills and cheaper to buy a kilt there that 300 miles from our home! (versus 3000 miles away)
Written 18 July 2019
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Suzanne S
Front Royal, VA13 contributions
More store than museum.
Jun 2019 • Couples
Having been in Scotland less than a year ago, we had hoped for more information about the Scots immigration to this area. Did purchase a small book. The salesclerk did recommend another store for browsing. Worth a few minutes visit.
Written 7 July 2019
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pzookey
Arnoldsville, Georgia, United States76 contributions
Two words, Space Tartans
Apr 2019 • Couples
As the only Tartans museum in the US there is little to compare it to. They are remodeling but still a great walk through history. They are the only tartan museum with the Space tartans some of which have been on the moon. we were lucky and caught a free day but the normal admission is only $4 for an adult.
Written 13 April 2019
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Sara S
Kingsport, TN17 contributions
Looking for our Scottish Heritage
Jun 2018 • Couples
My husband and I visited Franklin last summer. One main reason we went was to visit the Scottish Tartan Museum. It is well done with much information and many tartans to view.
Written 17 January 2019
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Cristy G
Columbia, SC145 contributions
Quick trip
Jan 2019 • Family
Came with my husband and 12 year old for a quick trip he had to make Andrew the stop here. Very nice gift shop on the 1st floor right when you walk. They have a variety of books, coasters, keychains, tartan scarves, tartan neck ties, plaid samples and much more. The people that work there are all volunteers. I ended up spending a little more than I expected and decided to forgo the tour. Even though it was only $4 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and younger, I had looked for quite a while in the gift shop. They get their items directly from Scotland as the nice lady told me when I remarked on the price of the tartan scarf I purchased. She said the taxes and the mill prices are extremely expensive. See my pics from some of my pics from the outside of the shop as well as my items purchased.
Written 12 January 2019
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