Plantation Trace / Ashburn

Crime and Punishment Museum

241 E. College Ave.
Ashburn, GA 31714


Built in 1906, the Turner County Jail is on the National Register of Historic Places because of its Romanesque style, the inmates named it the "Castle Turner." The original jail cells remain upstairs, along with the death cell, hanging hook and trapdoor, where two men were hung for the crime of murder.

Many paranormal groups have visited the jail and found some very interesting readings while staying over night.

The Crime and Punishment Museum is one of the most unique tourist attractions in South Georgia. Come and check it out for yourself!

Tours for the Crime and Punishment Museum are by appointment only. Volunteers staff our museum and are happy to share the wonderful history of the jail and of Turner County. Unfortunately, because the staff is made solely of volunteers there is not full time staff. Don't let a small call dissuade you! Call 229-567-9696 to the Ashburn Welcome Center across the street and we will happily make arrangements for your visit, from one guest to a whole bus, we would love to have you!

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $6

    Children 6 and Under Free

    Children 7-18 $2

    Seniors 60 & Up $4

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

    Kids (5-8)

    Seniors (55+)

    Teens (13-18)

    Tweens (9-12)