Historic Heartland / Conyers

Old Jail Museum & Tours

967 Milstead Ave.
Conyers, GA 30012

770-922-3740
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On the first Saturday of each month, explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County at the Old Jail Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969.

The Rockdale County Historical Society acquired the property in 1975 to serve as the home to the Society and as a house museum. Tours are sponsored by the Rockdale County Historical Society. For more information, contact the Conyers Welcome Center at (770) 602-2606.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    20

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • North Georgia Live Steamers - Train Rides

    North Georgia Live Steamers - Train Rides

    04/23/2016 - 10/15/2016

    Come enjoy riding a miniature railroad. Trains will begin operation at 1 p.m. Rides will conclude with the last train at 4:30 p.m. The cost to ride a train is $2 per person. Run days may be canceled for inclement weather. Please check the website for last minute changes.

    The North Georgia Live Steamers (NGLS) is an incorporated non-profit miniature outdoor railroad club that encourages and assists others interested in the construction of scale steam engines, locomotives and railroad eq... read more

  • Choral Guild Spring Concert

    Choral Guild Spring Concert

    05/20/2016 - 05/20/2016

    The Covington/Conyers Choral Guild presents its 31st annual spring concert at the Rockdale Auditorium in Conyers under the direction of Roger Waters. The Guild has performed major choral works for audiences both locally and throughout the eastern United States. In 1995, The Guild was invited by the Mayor of Washington, D. C. to perform as a part of the 50th Anniversary Observance of the ending of World War II. In 1996, The Guild made its New York City debut by invitation to present a concert ... read more