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Museums & History
Log Post Office—River & Fifth Street. Commissioned by Thomas Jefferson, the original log structure housed the first post office in the area. Right on the bike path at River and Fifth Streets. Drinking fountain and benches. Call 937-746-8295 for tours. Open on Saturdays, May through September, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 937-746-8295 for tours.

Harding Museum—302 Park Avenue. Home of WWII Gen. Forrest Harding and Judge Justin Harding of the Nuremburg Trials. Extensive collection of military history, period clothing, antiques, and stunning woodwork. Call 937-746-8295 for tours. The Franklin Area Historical Society operates both museums. Open on Saturdays, May through September, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Franklin’s Town Clock—401 S. Main Street. The restored clock chimes on the hour during daylight hours.

The Mackinaw Historic District — West side of the Miami River. Collection of residences on the National Register. The predominant style is Queen Anne, but others include Italianate and Second Empire, Colonial, Georgian, Spanish Revival, Eastlake, Cape Cod, and Bungalow. 

Ohio Historical Markers
Franklin has four of Warren County’s Ohio Historical markers.

Mackinaw Historic District — 302 Park Ave., Harding Museum. On the National Register.

Franklin in the Civil War — Woodhill Cemetery, Hamilton-Middletown Rd.

Log Post Office — Great Miami River Park, River St.

Lewis Davis Campbell & Robert Cumming Schenck (Franklin Statesmen) — Great Miami River Park, River St.

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