1886 Jailhouse – Learn Your Landmarks

Built to be escape-proof – but was it? The most unique item in The Tower Heritage Center’s collection is the 1886 Jailhouse – truly one of two with a fully intact cell block in the upper Great Lakes. Get to know its history in this episode of Learn Your Landmarks…

From 1886 to 1962, this building served as Washington County’s prided Jailhouse. Today, it’s a museum located on the Courthouse Square Grounds. Guided tours bring guests through the Sheriff’s home and workplace as well as the cell block.

Learn Your Landmarks uncovers the history in our neighborhood. Each episode dives into the storied past of a local landmark – from the well-known to hidden gems. Follow the series through our YouTube channel.

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