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Old Jail Art Center & Museum

404 North Way, Darien, GA 31305
912-437-7711
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Darien
Type: Art Galleries
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Englewood, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
51 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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309 reviews 309 reviews
134 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Bowling Green
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

Who would have ever guessed there are so many artists in the Darien, Georgia area. But the Old Jail Art Center opened a few years ago to provide a venue for the numerous artists to display and sell. Exhibits and Spotlight Artists change often featuring all forms of visual beauty including photography. The center offers classes in oil painting, drawing... More

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