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Old Jail Art Center & Museum

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Address: 404 North Way, Darien, GA 31305-9126
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+1 912-437-7711
10:00 - 16:00
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The Jail is a Must-See!

It was really cool to see the old jail cells, the relevant artifacts and try to imagine what is was like to be a "guest!"

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2016
Luthersville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the jail is interesting and we enjoyed learning more about Darian. The local art was fun to look at as well. Admission is free.

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Luthersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

It was really cool to see the old jail cells, the relevant artifacts and try to imagine what is was like to be a "guest!"

Thank Hari259
Dalton, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Loved all the local artists some was in the 10th grade. We were able to get lots of information for the area and do many things.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Plenty of local art to peruse and purchase, and a roomful of art by kids was a special treat. Some cute handcrafts also. Interesting display of artifacts from the building's time as a jail. A fairly quick stop but, quite enjoyable. Must be able to climb/descend stairs so this museum is not a good option for handicapped persons.

Thank MsElizabethOh
Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Times change. And so has this Jail. Instead of housing inmates, it houses art displays, and information for visitors. The Old Darien Jail is kept as a museum too. Who would have thought that after serving the community for over 100 years, it would then continue serving, but not as a Jail. As one of various jobs after 23 years... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Went today and bought some cards. Up stairs is the old jail and a museum. In the jail the not so secure is the area for women around the corner a very secure jail its positive locks for the men. Also a lot of old items even 2 cannon balls. An array of paintings and souvenirs. Don't miss it going... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

We went to Darien on our anniversary to explore this small fishing town, and saw this museum with its art gallery. We loved exploring it, and although it is small, it fits well into the ambience of this town. We bought one of the paintings from the local artist there and it hangs proudly in our home. I have many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

My husband and I recently visited The Old Jail Art Center and Museum. The museum had some very interesting local art on the first floor which we enjoyed viewing and we were able to self tour the jail cells on the second floor which was the museum. It is definitely worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We stopped here as we entered Darien and were enthralled by the mixture of old and new The local artists are talented and have great wares to show. The use of the space in the old jail is so unique and interesting. Great insight into the history of the area! The volunteer staff is gracious and helpful.

Thank Gran7
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Great for teenagers. They enjoy the art and the jail. Makes a good photo op also. The women that work there are very friendly, it makes you want to return.

Thank Candy T

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