The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia

The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia

The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia
4.5
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia opened in 2002 and is the ONLY museum in the United States dedicated to comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Harlem, Georgia is the birthplace of Oliver Hardy. Admission is free, and visitors can see a variety of Laurel and Hardy memorabilia, view their favorite Laurel and Hardy films, and purchase souvenirs. The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 1pm until 4pm. RESERVATIONS FOR GROUP TOURS ARE SUGGESTED AND WILL BE REQUESTED BY CALLING THE MUSEUM DIRECTLY. Admission is FREE and DONATIONS appreciated!
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MrsFeckner
Jacksonville, FL107 contributions
May 2021
If you are a Laurel and Hardy fan, you will enjoy the displays. More of a display of souvenir items than of hard items from Ollie's boyhood, it is still worth a stop for the Stan and Ollie fan. Donation driven, manned by volunteers. Length of stay depends if you plan on viewing the movie shorts, some colorized.
Written May 26, 2021
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iipuffs
Wirtz, VA51 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
I don’t care for Laurel & Hardy’s work, but I respect the role they played in film and comedy history. This museum is OK, but had very few of their props etc. it was mostly items that contain their likeness. There is a good 20 minute film that provides Info on them and their careers. I admire the town of Harlem and their efforts, and I do recommend a visit, but don’t expect to be wowed.
Written August 11, 2021
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LAO602
Birmingham, AL53 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
My husband and I stopped at the museum while on a ramble in Georgia. It was packed with all sorts of memorabilia relating to Laurel and Hardy. The docent was wonderful - such an interesting person with stories to tell. He was so welcoming and kind. Also, we visited his personal museum - the Fine Mess Museum where we saw some incredible cars made of wood - cars which were full-size. Just unbelievable. Take time to see both if you're in Harlem.
Written April 20, 2014
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Bobby C
Harlem, Georgia, United States24 contributions
Oct 2019
It sucks. We went to the museum, the city, and the festival. All 3 sucked. They are all overpriced, overrated, and none if which are family oriented. There is just way too much alcohol, and a lack of parking. You wouldn't expect people to be rude, but they very much were.
Written April 10, 2020
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Christa S
Pooler, GA37 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
A friend on I stopped here on our way to the Georgia Guide Stones and this museum (which is free!) was a great find! It's only one room of memorabilia with some fun photo opportunities. There was even a chance for some unique photo opportunities and a chance to watch some movies/shorts. A great way to break up a long trip!
Written April 6, 2014
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Rita G
Augusta, Georgia, United States136 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
This is a very small building in the town of Harlem, GA - the birth place of Oliver Hardy. Hardy moved from Harlem at 10 months old and eventually ended up in Milledgeville, GA at the age of 10. The proprietors of the museum are very knowledgeable of Hardy’s life and they have the memorabilia to prove it! There is an interesting collection of photographs through the years and several collectors have donated their collection to the museum or have it on loan to them.

While there is no fee for the museum, donations are welcome. Worth the visit as you are coming in to Augusta, GA from the west, take the short detour to Harlem, GA and visit the museum. While you are there, ask about Ollie Also & Stanie Too Fine Mess Old Car Museum. This is also a must see and accepts donations for admission. Both are worth the detour!
Written October 18, 2014
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genenewton
Augusta, GA40 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Museum is in Harlem Ga on 250 n Louisville St. Visited museum and was really surprised. It was a small but great. Harlem is the birthplace of Oliver Hardy. The owners were a very pleasant husband/wife team and walked with you explaining the items in the museum. There is also a small gift shop with several items for sale. The museum is free and donation excepted.
Contact: www.laurelandhardymuseum.com for more information and how to get to the museum. They also have another museum of cars dating back to the early 19 hundreds and made of wood that the owners has made. They are about 15 different cars. It takes about 2 years to handcraft each cars. They look like a real car.
Again, it was a great place to visit.
Written July 4, 2014
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Jon W
Nashville, Tennessee7 contributions
Aug 2012 • Friends
I saw the sign right off the Interstate when we were visiting a friend at Ft. Gordon.

We took a very quick drive and easily parked and walked in. I was looking for the ticket booth but they didn't have one. IT'S FREE!!! We looked at all of the memorabilia and then watched some of the short films in the theatre located in back.

The woman working the counter was extremely pleasant and helpful. She went out of her way to make sure my friends kids got a great photo with the car. Did I mention that the almost impossible 7 and 10 year old we had with us actually really enjoyed themselves?

I would highly suggest it for anyone.

ps. If you are into GeoCaching there is a nearby cache.
Written August 6, 2012
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Daleretired1
Lawrenceville, GA4 contributions
Mar 2012 • Friends
On the way to visit my daughter at her new home in South Carolina we noticed a sign on I-20 from Atlanta for the Laural an Hardy Museum. Out of curiosity we got of the interstate and drove the few short miles to the museum in Harlem, GA. The museum is a small building but it is packed with big surprises. We got to view several items that were on display about their career and also to purchase several "must have" items if you are a Laural and Hardy fan. We also saw a film from their early years and enjoyed our visit very much. The staff was informative and very helpful with our questions. It is a museum you need to take the time to visit.
Written April 23, 2012
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joyfulheart1957
Columbia, SC7 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
This museum is not large in size, but it is a large museum when it comes to information. Gary Russeth was a wealth of information about Laurel and Hardy you could tell that he has a passion &love for this comedy team, just listening to Gary share such wonderful information was a pleasure. Mr. Russeth is also a wonderful prop builder, doll house and puppets too! Gary has his own little museum of life size cars that he built from wood and repurposed items. They are all so beautiful and you can not tell that they are made of wood/repurposed items until you look real close. Even the car engines with the spark plugs and engine blocks are amazing. After seeing the Laurel and Hardy museum make sure you go to Gary and Jean Russeth museum you will be amazed and glad you did. The Laurel and Hardy movies in the back are also a real treat too. Free admission, but donations are accepted. I gladly gave a donation in support of such a wonderful place with so much to learn and enjoy. Jean and Gary Russeth are very gracious people.
Written August 25, 2014
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