Ever wonder where all those plaids came from? And why? Visit the Scottish Tartans Museum & Heritage Center in Franklin, NC to learn both the ancient history of the Scottish tartans as well as our more recent Scotch-Irish heritage of the early settlers of our little corner of the mountains here in the Appalachian mountains.

The Scottish Tartans Museum
Scottish Tartans Museum & Heritage Center in Franklin, NC | North Carolina Weekend | UNC-TV
Re-discover your Scottish Heritage and check out the thriving downtown scene in the charming mountain town of Franklin. Franklin, NC https://www.scottishtartansmuseum.org/content.aspx?sl=1114659946 https://www.franklinnc.com/

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm (closed Sunday)
Phone: 828-524-7472
Location: 88 E. Main St, Franklin, NC

Scottish Tartans Museum
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From their website: www.scottishtartansmuseum.org
A tour of the Scottish Tartans Museum and Heritage Center, Inc. offers a look into "the origins, history, and development of tartans.", specifically the development of the kilt.
Other exhibits also cover various aspects of the Scottish emigrant experience into North Carolina, and their interaction with the Cherokee people, natives to the southern Appalachians. This one-of-a-kind tartan museum is the only one located in the US. Located in the wee mountain town of Franklin, because of the fact that there are more people with Celtic heritage in North Carolina than anywhere in the world.

The Scottish Tartans Museum
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