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

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My husband and I recently visited The Old Jail Art Center and Museum. The museum had some very interesting local art on the first floor which we enjoyed viewing and we were able... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited The Old Jail Art Center and Museum. The museum had some very interesting local art on the first floor which we enjoyed viewing and we were able to self tour the jail cells on the second floor which was the museum. It is definitely worth a visit

Thank sinaigirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stopped here as we entered Darien and were enthralled by the mixture of old and new The local artists are talented and have great wares to show. The use of the space in the old jail is so unique and interesting. Great insight into the history of the area! The volunteer staff is gracious and helpful.

Thank Gran7
Greenville, South Carolina
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62 reviews
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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.

Thank Candy T
Englewood, Florida
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31 reviews
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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.

Thank Pink_Tutu_Princess
Potsdam, New York
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 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 

Thank GeezersOnTheGo-123
Jacksonville, Florida
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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.

1 Thank RVGirls
Harris Neck
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5 reviews
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.

Thank Sue72HarrisNeck
Marietta, Georgia
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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.

Thank ProvenExponent
Polk County, FL
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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.

Thank luvCObest
Florida, USA
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383 reviews
148 attraction reviews
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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

1 Thank Nevyntoo

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