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Simpson County Archives and Museum

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Great history lesson

Visited the old stone jailhouse and got a wonderful lesson on the history of town. The lady that... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Helpful, friendly and great tour

My family history led me here to do research. I found so much more. The Old Jail tour was... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Janet A
Lee, NH
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206 N College St, Franklin, KY 42134-1826
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the old stone jailhouse and got a wonderful lesson on the history of town. The lady that lead us around was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Her love for the region shows through. We will definitely be back again.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

My family history led me here to do research. I found so much more. The Old Jail tour was fascinating, for a small town there is a lot of history. Denise, the Director was so friendly, helpful and knew so much...even a great lunch recommendation.

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 4 August 2017

While driving through downtown Franklin I passed the Simpson Country Historical Society and Archives site. I have passed by many times but this time I decided to stop and visit. And I was delighted that I did. The site is located at 206 North College...More

Thank DrMarc9491
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We walked in and met Ellen our tour guide. She was informative and very friendly. The jail is different you feel like you are locked in a castle. They also have a few rooms of all kinds of history about the town and it's people....More

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This old building is a must see, if you enjoy historical buildings. It is free and the guide is nice and friendly. A great place to bring children it is made of stone a wonderful glimpse into the past. Loved it!

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The museum tour includes a trip through the old jail.The old jail is constructed of lime stone blocks that ate stacked and pinned together.The jail has cells you can step inside of so you can for see how it feels on the inside.I wouldn't make...More

Thank andyattitude2000
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Excellent and knowledgeable staff who can help find anything related to Franklin, KY. There are also tours of the jail in the same building.

Thank toelyn
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stopped here on a whim and enjoyed a wonderful tour from a most enthusiastic tour guide. This is a neat old stone jail with some interesting history attached to it. They also have a lot of archived family information, so it is a good...More

Thank umrbs91
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Stopped by just on a whim to check out the old building. Had no idea it was a museum. The staff was knowledgeable and had family history relating to the area. It is a guided tour of the archives which is an old jail. The...More

Thank j_bulldog_y
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This was one of the highlights of our tour of Simpson County for the Laney Clan USA reunion. We appreciate the Simpson County Historical Society for all they did to make our reunion successful. The Archives have extensive records, and there were many pages on...More

Thank vlaney
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