Plantation Trace / Moultrie

Old Colquitt County Jail

116 1st Ave., SE
Moultrie, GA 31768


The old Colquitt County Jail is one of the most distinctive buildings in Moultrie. Its Gothic Revival style features turrets at the top of each corner, with battlements along the top of the four walls and a tower. Built in 1915, this unique structure dons Oriental brick, terrazzo floors and Georgia granite. At the time, the Colquitt County jail was termed "the finest, best architecturally designed jail in Georgia." The jail was known as a step toward modernization in comparison with other jails. When the jail first opened, it had electric lights, steam heat, shower baths, tubs and sanitary toilets. The original gallows are still in place on the third floor.  Renovated in the 1990s, it is now home to the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages