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 & Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm


Self-guided Tours

Members: Free
Adults: $5.00
Children (under 18): $2.00

1886 Jailhouse Museum


45-minute guided tours leave at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00
Thursday & Friday

Self-guided tours are available on Saturdays from 8:00 – 11:00 am.

tour FEES

Jailhouse Museum tour reservations must be made at least one day in advance to receive discounted admission rate.


Members: Free
Adults: $10.00
Children (under18): $5.00


Members: Free
Adults: $12.00
Children (under18): $7.00

St. Agnes Historic Site

Open select hours during our annual free weekend

Washington County Research Center

Daily use fee

Members: $5.00 (free with appointment)
Non-Members: $25.00 ($10.00 with appointment)
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.


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.

Admission is always free for members!