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Welcome to the Moore County Old Jail Museum

When Moore County was formed, one of the major tasks facing the newly elected Moore County government was finding quarters for the governmental bodies. The county officials set up shop in churches, store buildings, and houses acquired by the new county, but it was obvious that special accommodations had to be made for the housing of prisoners. And so a jail was the first building to be designed and built especially for Moore County. In 1893, the County Court appointed a Jail Construction Committee to acquire a lot on Main Street. This facility operated until construction was completed on the new Moore County Jail in 1990. The Moore County Historical Society obtained the old jail building when the new jail was completed. It was opened as a museum in 1991.


The Museum is open 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and closed Holidays.
Adults $1.00 donation
Children under 16 FREE.
Group rates available. 
Handicap  accessible. 
Memorabilia & historic artifacts on exhibit. Authentic cells, vintage clothing,
and Moore County History displays.

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The Moore County Jail Museum is operated by the Moore County Historical Society. They welcome new members.
This flyer provided by the Moore County Chamber of Commerce and was designed and maintained by SadieLou Creations
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