We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crime & Punishment Museum

241 E College Ave, Ashburn, GA 31714-5201
+1 229-567-9696
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
GREAT STOP - DO IT

Have seen the billboard for years - and like others - decided to detour on the way home to check... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
atcricketcreek
,
Atlanta, Georgia
NOT SCARY

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 24 September 2017
sunoco105
,
Lee, Florida
Read all 24 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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--
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“old jail” (2 reviews)
“billboard” (4 reviews)
Closed
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
241 E College Ave, Ashburn, GA 31714-5201
CONTACT
Website
+1 229-567-9696
Write a ReviewReviews (24)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have seen the billboard for years - and like others - decided to detour on the way home to check this out. I did look on the website before our trip and understood easily how to arrange a tour. The Chamber of Commerce really is...More

Thank atcricketcreek
Reviewed 24 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 8 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 11 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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Carroll Sausage & Country Store
128 reviews
1.48 km away
Keith-a-que
61 reviews
.18 km away
La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
16 reviews
.26 km away
Pat's Place
11 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
World's Largest Peanut
41 reviews
6.57 km away
Plantation House
10 reviews
15.27 km away
Ole Engine 100
10 reviews
26.26 km away
Adcock Pecan Company
101 reviews
31.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Crime & Punishment Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit