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Crime & Punishment Museum

241 E College Ave, Ashburn, GA 31714-5201
+1 229-567-9696
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We went to find thrills and didn't find it. I asked around at the local shops where can I go to... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Lee, Florida
Fascinating history

The Crime & Punishment Museum is a very interesting place with loads of history. It was utilized up... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
via mobile
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Step back in history and learn all about the history of Crime and Punishment around the turn of the century in the Deep South. Get locked up, see the ol' hanging noose and check out Old Sparky, a replica of the first electric chair. Hang around, if you dare! Discounts for seniors, children and groups are available. --Museum is run by volunteer staff only and tours are given by appointment--
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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“old jail” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
241 E College Ave, Ashburn, GA 31714-5201
+1 229-567-9696
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went to find thrills and didn't find it. I asked around at the local shops where can I go to find something new and surprising. They recommend this MUSEUm. SO, I went and it was different, but not what I was looking for.

Thank sunoco105
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The Crime & Punishment Museum is a very interesting place with loads of history. It was utilized up until 1993. They even had an execution carried out there. You can view the execution chamber and all the old jail cells. Our tour guide was Stevie...More

Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We spotted the billboard on the side of the interstate and decided to take a detour on our way to Florida. We are so glad we did! When we got there, The sign on the door that said they were closed for the day. We...More

2  Thank Shannon F
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Ashley was a great tour guide. Very informative and knowledgeable. I'll be sure to stop, again, soon. A little of our history. I hope they keep this place for a long time.

1  Thank wendykerstetter
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent time, cool history of the house and the jail where the prisoners were kept. The lady that took us through was very informative and shared a lot of knowledge.

1  Thank tripnbubbles
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our tour guide, Ashley, was fantastic!! We had so much fun listening to her local stories and learning more about Ashburn. Do not miss this interesting museum and piece of Georgia history-it was a great visit!

2  Thank MaryLuisaBrit
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We took a night tour throughout the jail with Ghost Chasers , it was a great lesson about the place. This place is most definitely haunted! No doubt in my mind at all!

2  Thank gator1378
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

We have passed by Ashburn many time on our travels on Inter. 75 and finally decided to make a trip to the museum. It was fantastic! The people at the Champer of Commerce was extremely friendly and helpful. They gave us the tour and even...More

Thank hulonfam
Ashley M, Manager at Crime & Punishment Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you had a good time. It was wonderful to have met you and please stop by anytime you are headed our way.

Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Before I begin my review of the Crime and Punishment museum I'd like to start off by saying that the Chamber of Commerce in Ashburn, Georgia are the most helpful people I have ever met. Stevi Thompson, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Ben...More

5  Thank Jeffrey V
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We'd passed the billboard several times, and decided to plan our travel to allow for a stop at this museum. Online (somewhere) I'd seen hours listed from 10 am. We were disappointed to learn that it is now open "by appointment only". In fact, after...More

1  Thank TLDL1965
Ashley M, Manager at Crime & Punishment Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2016

We are so sorry we missed you! Like you said, we are only able to open the museum by appointment, but please don't let that discourage you! We at the Chamber of Commerce (directly across the street) are always willing to make arrangements with Historical...More

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