What You Need to Know
IS IT FREE?
We are a donation-based organization, so we do not have an admission fee.
IS THIS APPROPRIATE FOR KIDS?
We have kids come in all the time! The exhibits and jail cells are appropriate for children. Some graffiti in the juvenile cell block is graphic, however, it has been blocked from view.
IS THIS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
WHAT WILL I SEE HERE?
The first floor of the museum is wheelchair/stroller accessible, with a ramp at the side door into the kitchen. However, the upper floors of jail cells and house are only accessible by stairs.
We have so much to offer for all ages and all interests! Our building was the Sheriff's Residence and Jail for Hamilton County from 1876 to 1977. Check out our "Our History" page to see more details.
Parking is free around the square with a two hour time limit during the week - Monday through Friday.
If you will be in town for longer than two hours, we suggest you park in the Levinson parking garage, just one block south of our museum. Four hour free parking in there.
WHAT KINDS OF MATERIALS DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR COLLECTION?
We have many items relating to Hamilton County history, including genealogy, veteran records, old photographs of locations throughout the county, school yearbooks, sheriff information, and more! We collect artifacts as well as paper documentation, and we have a library with many resources for you! Contact us with questions.