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Museum Hours

Saturdays 10am-1pm

Sundays 1pm-4pm

Admission is always FREE.

Handicap parking and access via an elevator is available at the back entrance of the Museum.

Contact Us!



Franklin Historical Museum

c/o Town of Franklin

355 East Central Street

Franklin, MA 02038

Volunteers wanted

If you would like to volunteer your time to act as host at the museum, please contact us at the email address below. You will be trained by a commission member and co-host with another volunteer.

We hope you can join us.




Museum Mission

The Franklin Historical Museum collects, preserves, and provides access to materials connected to the vibrant history of the Town of Franklin. Through its archives and various collection materials, the FHM seeks to create a greater appreciation for the people, geography, and events in Franklin history to cultivate an understanding that knowledge of the past brings about a better tomorrow.

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Franklin Historical Museum Bridal Exhibit, June 1 to Aug. 4


Back by popular demand, the Franklin Historical Museum provides a glimpse of bridal styles from the late 19th century to the recent past, including our stunning World War II  “parachute dress” from 1946. The exhibit opened officially at 2:30 pm, June 1, in conjunction with Porchfest, with Metrowest Symphony contributing a brief musical accompaniment. The exhibit is open during regular hours, Saturdays 10-1 and Sundays 1-4, closed July 4 weekend. FREE

The Second Sunday Speaker Series – Sun, July 14

The Second Sunday Speaker Series at the museum continues on July 14, 2024 with Ren (Karen) Antonowicz, from Spirits of Fashion (, discussing changing wedding fashions over time with reference to the wedding dresses on display at the museum. Antonowicz has been well received on her previous visits to the museum. Doors open at 1 and the presentation begins at 1:15 at Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street, Franklin, MA. FREE

`Cinema 80’ Films in the ‘Silent Saturday’ series are on hiatus until September

Silent Saturdays have been popular since they started early this year.  Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center and will be back with more in the Fall!

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10AM-1PM and Sunday afternoons from 1:00PM-4:00PM. The museum will be closed Independence Day weekend, July 6 and 7.

When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry.

Questions? Contact Alan Earls at 508 560 3786.  

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