Old Sheriffs

Sheriff’s Residence and Jail

Escape proof? That was the belief about this historic jail, until a convict proved otherwise. Discover the stories of this fascinating former home to some of West Bend’s more infamous residents. Get a glimpse into the life of a sheriff in the 1800s. The Old Sheriff’s Residence and Jail is one of the last sheriff’s residences remaining in America. Tours of the jailhouse begin at the Tower Heritage Center.

Tours are available from 11am-5pm Monday-Friday by reservation only, 

Contact Information

320 South 5th Avenue West Bend, WI 53095

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