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“Hidden Treasure in Small Southern Town”

The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Harlem
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia opened in 2002 and is the ONLY museum in the United States dedicated to comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Harlem, Georgia is the birthplace of Oliver Hardy. Admission is free, and visitors can see a variety of Laurel and Hardy memorabilia, view their favorite Laurel and Hardy films, and purchase souvenirs. The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 1pm until 4pm. RESERVATIONS FOR GROUP TOURS ARE SUGGESTED AND WILL BE REQUESTED BY CALLING THE MUSEUM DIRECTLY. Admission is FREE and DONATIONS appreciated!
Reviewed 8 June 2010

What a find! The Laurel & Hardy Museum in Harlem, Georgia was a joy to visit! Nestled in a charming little town, rich in southern history down a lovely, winding state highway, this museum abounds with artifacts and memorabilia of two of the pioneers of film comedy. Take your picture with Ollie and Stan, view any of their wonderful old movies and shorts, and browse through endless items depicting these film legends. Harlem, Georgia, the birthplace of Oliver Hardy, celebrates his life with a festival on October 1 each year. In the meantime, this special spot is open to anyone happy to remember the laughter he and Stan Laurel provided to generations of film-lovers.

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Reviewed 6 June 2010

Excellant short visit. Cameras are welcome. Host had outstanding knowledge of actors and museum contents. Visit brought back old memories and laughs from childhood TV programs and toys. Did not realize that there was so much stuff and interest about Laurel & Hardy. Will stop when passing through again and catch the next Festival. Movies were great.

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Reviewed 30 May 2010

Driving east on GA I-20, we saw a sign that the Laurel & Hardy Museum was off the Interstated.As a child I remember how much my dad loved those two comedians, so we decided to stop and take a long over due break. Was I ever happy about the decision. There was no charge and we were even offered homemade cookies and coffee. We were told about the two "boys" as they were referred to be the volenteer staff. I can't say enough about the kindness and hospitatily we were shown. The museum has a theater
which shows the movies of those two and even my 6 year old was happy to sit through one of them and asked to watch a second.The memories were so great. I would recomended this museum to all ages.

1  Thank funinthesun1019
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Reviewed 27 May 2010

If you are a fan of Laurel and Hardy then a trip to this museum is a must. They have more information and memorabilia than you could possibly imagine, as well as very friendly staff to give you fun facts about the duo. They also have a large viewing room to view dozens of Laurel and Hardy films with countless posters adorning the walls, so it's like you are seeing it in the theater the way it was meant to be seen. It's only 5 miles off the exit, so definitely worth a trip!!

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Reviewed 3 May 2010

If you're traveling off of 20 in GA, definately stop here. A wonderful lady greeted up at the door and told us all about these great performers. We watched some of their movies then saw many great things in the museum. She took our picture with them in their car, with our camera. It's not very big but a nice stop to stretch your legs.

1  Thank carolinagirl50
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