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Old Brunswick County Jail Museum

Corner of Nash and Rhett Streets, Southport, NC 28461
+1 910-457-7927
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A Great Piece of Local History

The Old Jail as it is called is a great piece of local history located a few blocks off of Howe... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gary C
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Durham, North Carolina
Fun place to visit!

This was a very interesting place to visit with lots of great history. The docents were very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda S
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Corner of Nash and Rhett Streets, Southport, NC 28461
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+1 910-457-7927
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Old Jail as it is called is a great piece of local history located a few blocks off of Howe Street. It is well preserved and has local volunteers doing tours and bringing history back to life. My children loved going there multiple times...More

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting place to visit with lots of great history. The docents were very interesting and we learned a lot. There was even a place where we could get our mug shots taken! It was very interesting to learn that the jail...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Very interesting history. The old building was a great learning experience of the Southport area. My son loved it as well,

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Stopped here with 4 teenagers and they all had a good time. This is a really nicely done museum. Tons of great information and the docents are very knowledgable. It is just a 20-30 minute tour so it is a great little stop. I am...More

1  Thank Jenowenbo
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Cute little gem off the beaten path. Our docent was very knowledgable about the jail and it's history. We enjoyed reading the log of prisoners and their crimes. The cells were fun to walk through and interesting to hear their history.

1  Thank Pier5050
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Who doesn't like an old jail with history and stories of an escape. Have your picture taken as a prisoner.

1  Thank Peg I
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Not open a lot of hours during the day, the place is small and you can get through it in about 15 minutes. But we didn't! The staff was so fun and funny, the kids had a ball. Took lots of jail pictures and the...More

1  Thank K10trips
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Fan of History Will appreciate the effort. A cure little jail close to the ocean. A must see fort those who are around. Be careful with the opening hours. It close early!

7  Thank CKorenbeusser
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty cool place to learn a bit of history...strongly recommend that you visit. No fee to tour but highly suggest that you leave a tip. Very hot upstairs during the summer.

2  Thank Southportjunkie780
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Happened to see the sign for this on way to ferry boat. Interesting from a historical perspective. What was not mentioned is the old cemetary across the street dating back to early 1800s, now that was very interesting telling the tale of old Smithville and...More

1  Thank beachbirder
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Beth R
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No cost. Signage tells the story and you walk around the buildings and old grave yard. No admittance into buildings.
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