Old Sheriffs

Old Sheriff’s Residence and Jail

Escape proof? That was the belief at 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 Old Courthouse Museum.

The museum is open Wednesday-Friday: 11am-5pm; Saturday: call ahead to check availability.

Contact Information

320 South 5th Avenue West Bend, WI 53095