The 1884 Lumpkin County Jail and Museum will be open on Thursday, July 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for tours conducted by members of the Lumpkin County Historical Society. The Jail, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, is located on Enota Street next to the Cannery Art Center two blocks east of Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square.
The Museum displays include household items that would have been used in the 1800s and early 1900s, artifacts from daily life during those times, and vintage photographs including gold mining scenes, historical buildings and significant events. A recent addition to the items in the jail is a cardboard cutout of a picture of Bill Miner (also known as the Gentleman Bandit and the Grey Fox), the most famous resident of the Historic Old Jail.
For more information about the Jail Museum please click this link: 1884 Jail Museum