Ashburn, Georgia: Crime and Punishment Museum (In Transition) Team Field Report

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.
Currently closed for repairs. (Call to verify)
Adults $6.
In Transition
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Crime and Punishment Museum.

Crime and Punishment Museum

One featured exhibit is the blood-stained collar of Miles Cribb, displayed next to the hook on which he was hanged in 1914. Currently closed for repairs. Report... [09/19/2010]

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Crime and Punishment Museum

I visited the Facebook page for this attraction and it said closed until further notice. Just wanted to let you know in case you didn't already.

[Amanda Phillips, 04/11/2019]

The museum has experienced shutdowns in the past, because the old building -- the town jail -- needs repairs. We hope that the town has it reopened soon.

Crime and Punishment Museum

We made an appointment with Ashley, a wonderful guide. Even though the museum was closed on Monday, she gave us a tour. We got quite an education on jails and the treatment of the prisoners. And to think it was used as a jail until the early 1990s! [Karen Quillen, 10/07/2016]

Crime and Punishment Museum.

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]

Prisoner coffin.

Crime and Punishment Museum

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.

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