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Old Brunswick County Jail Museum

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Interesting place

Unique stop in Southport. We got to tour the building which had various items on display ranging... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Chris V
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Southport, North Carolina
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 14 July 2018
Gary C
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Durham, North Carolina
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Corner of Nash and Rhett Streets, Southport, NC 28461
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Unique stop in Southport. We got to tour the building which had various items on display ranging from coal/woodstove from the early 1900s, to uniforms the prisoners had to wear. Guides are available to give you more in depth information about the jail's history. Worth...More

1  Thank Chris V
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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
Reviewed 14 June 2018

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

Thank Linda S
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,

Thank Joe P
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
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
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
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
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
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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No cost. Signage tells the story and you walk around the buildings and old grave yard. No admittance into buildings.
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