Plan Your Visit

1889 Courthouse Museum


The 1889 Courthouse Museum is closed for updates through the end of March 2024. Programs, private rentals, and courthouse weddings will continue as scheduled. We will announce a reopening date as spring approaches!

1886 Jailhouse Museum


Thursday & Friday: Guided tours last approximately 45 minutes and are available at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00. Jailhouse Museum tour reservations must be made at least one day in advance. No walk-in tours are available.

tour FEES


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


Walk-in tours are not available at this time.

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.


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!