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Old Brunswick County Jail Museum

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Unusual but fun

Interesting historical perspective and insights can be gained comparing this with others of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Southport, North Carolina
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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 July 20, 2018
Chris V
Southport, North Carolina
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Corner of Nash and Rhett Streets, Southport, NC 28461
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All reviews few blocks historical perspective fun place to visit on display great history local history prisoners dolls crime mugshots information tour stories
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting historical perspective and insights can be gained comparing this with others of the period. Wouldn't want a long sejour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Chris V
Reviewed July 14, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gary C
Reviewed June 14, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Very interesting history. The old building was a great learning experience of the Southport area. My son loved it as well,

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joe P
Reviewed April 4, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jenowenbo
Reviewed October 9, 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Pam H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Who doesn't like an old jail with history and stories of an escape. Have your picture taken as a prisoner.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Peg I
Reviewed July 24, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Kristen B
Reviewed June 3, 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!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Beth R
July 17, 2017|
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No cost. Signage tells the story and you walk around the buildings and old grave yard. No admittance into buildings.