Plan Your Visit
A visit the entire family will enjoy.
Exhibits in the 1889 Courthouse Museum have interactive activities to take your senses back in time. Kids can sit in an authentic wigwam and explore a fur trade post.
Our 27-room Zinn Dollhouse offers three fun scavenger hunts. Integrated QR codes allow you to view videos that complement the exhibits. And of course, no visit is complete without visiting the beautifully restored courtroom.
Don’t miss the 1886 Jailhouse Museum next door. Join a guided tour where you will walk through the county sheriff’s home and workplace as well as the fully-intact cell block.
There’s something for everyone to see and explore. Admission and tours are always free for members!
1889 Courthouse Museum
Thursday and Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children (under18): $2.00
1886 Jailhouse Museum
45-minute guided tours leave at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00
Thursday and Friday
Jailhouse Museum tour reservations must be made at least one day in advance to receive discounted admission rate.
Children (under18): $5.00
Children (under18): $7.00
St. Agnes Historic Site
By appointment only
Fridays, June through August
Washington County Research Center
Daily use fee
Fee is paid in the Research Center
Locations and Parking
The Tower Heritage Center is located on 320 S. 5th Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095. The accessible entrance and parking entrance are located off of Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.
The St. Agnes Historic Site is at 1386 Fond du Lac Street, West Bend, WI 53090. The grounds are open from dawn to dusk from May 1 to October 31. The rectory is available only during scheduled events or by appointment.
Taking a group tour of any of our sites is an excellent experience for families, clubs, and other groups. Group rates are available for scheduled groups of 10 or more people.