Old Jail Museum

Old Jail Museum

The Old Jail Museum, is a museum in the old jail building across from the current jail, the building was built in 1906, was the home to the sheriff and family along with the inmates. The museum has several floors of display's, It has the pioneer room, the Whetmore room, a barber shop, a lawyers office, antique kitchen, turn of the century dinning room, front parlor, a toy room, lots of vintage/ antique clothes, military items from civil war to desert storm, lots of early pictures of Allegan and surrounding area, Allegan sheriffs display of many of the earlier sheriffs. The museum also has a large permanent display at the Allegan Co Fair grounds, They have a one room school house, a log church, a log home, smoke house, a 1840's vintage house, a barn/carriage house, a woodworking shop, a fire station with a 1929 REO fire truck, the puzzle barn, a Dixie gas station, town hall, two long & large farmers museum buildings, windmill, rail road freight office & caboose, and Indian store, and a blacksmith shop. The old jail museum is run by the Allegan Co. Historical Society. We give guided tours where we explain life in the 1900’s, and tell some touching and interesting stories about various items in our collection. Museum hours are Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free admission.

Old Jail Museum Web Site

Contact Information


113 Walnut St.

Allegan, MI 49010

Driving Directions

Reservations: (269) 673-8292

Phone: (269) 673-8292


Location of Old Jail Museum

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