Plantation Trace / Ashburn

Crime and Punishment Museum

241 East 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.

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

    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)