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Old Jail Art Center & Museum

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Address: 404 North Way, Darien, GA 31305
Phone Number: 912-437-7711
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Unique items upstairs in museum and old jail!

Great for teenagers. They enjoy the art and the jail. Makes a good photo op also. The women that work there are very friendly, it makes you want to return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Candy T
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great for teenagers. They enjoy the art and the jail. Makes a good photo op also. The women that work there are very friendly, it makes you want to return.

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Englewood, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Neat little museum and art gallery. The museum focused on local history and the gallery showcases a new local artist each month.

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Potsdam, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Most interesting - vignettes of the Darien region history from prior to the time of European settlement in the early 1700s to its destruction during the time of the Union naval blockade in the 1860s. Also, the use of the facility for display of artwork is both creative and effective. The artwork is for sale, and it is difficult not... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

There is not much to really see in Darien but this Old Jail turned Art Gallery is great. They show lots of local artists, many from St. Simons Island. The upstairs are the original jail cells and has interesting history. Well worth a stop to visit. Many of the people working there are artists volunteering their time.

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Harris Neck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Art exhibits changed frequently. Many artists exhibit including books, paintings, baskets and pottery are by local artists.

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Marietta, Georgia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
52 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Art wasn't up to par yet the art prices were out of sight. The Old Jail was interesting. A few artifacts of the history of the Jail.

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Polk County, FL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is free and a quick thing to do, especially if the weather is bad. There are lots of paintings by local artists to view/buy, old photos and other artifacts, some actual jail cells and a soda fountain, plus a nice gift shop.

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Florida, USA
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141 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

It is good for a short visit while driving through Darien. Some of the artwork and photographs are really good. It was interesting to get to see the old jail and some of the exhibits inside. Be aware they are closed on Sunday and Monday

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Charleston, SC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I just LOVED this place. You walk through all the rooms of the old jail that have now been filled with local artwork that's for sale. Most of it is very reasonably priced. It's great to see such an old landmark transformed into something new.

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Calhoun, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We did a walking tour of downtown Darien and the jail was on the tour. It was fun and interesting to learn a little local history.

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