Ashburn, Georgia: Crime and Punishment Museum
- 241 E. College Ave., Ashburn, GA
- Downtown. I-75 exit 82. Drive west into town on College St. Turn right onto Main St., drive one block, then turn right again onto College Ave. The museum will be one block ahead on the left -- a red brick building just past the courthouse. The Chamber of Commerce office (which is where the tour guides usually congregate) will be on the right.
- By appt only (Call to verify)
- Adults $6.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
One featured exhibit is the blood-stained collar of Miles Cribb, displayed next to the hook on which he was hanged in 1914. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/19/2010]
Visitor Tips and News About Crime and Punishment Museum
Call ahead so they can set up a tour guide. Otherwise they have to close the tourist info office across the street. Brief and interesting little tour. No more cafe.[Geneva, 04/17/2015]
The Crime and Punishment Museum has reopened! Be sure to call ahead; you can have lunch there, but you MUST call ahead. There has been some remodeling.[Renee, 09/13/2014]
The museum unexpectedly closed in January 2014 when urgent repairs were deemed necessary. We're glad this attraction is back.
This small museum is housed in an old brick building that used to be the sheriff's home and office (downstairs) and jail (upstairs). Includes historical artifacts such as a ball from a chain-gang ball-and-chain, old handcuffs, replica electric chair, and other stuff. Also has a gallows with trap door. I guess that would be both up and down stairs.[Perry Michael Koussiafes, 09/20/2005]