Hours and Admission

The South County History Center Museum, Archive and Library at the Old Washington County Jail is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.*

*The Center will be closed on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Admission Fees to Museum, Archive and Library:

Adults: $8.00

Students (K-college): $6.00*

Active-duty military families: Free

Law enforcement & correctional officers: Free

South County History Center Members: Free

February 2017 Update: As we are developing new exhibits in some spaces, only select spaces within the Jail are included on the tour at this time.
During this time, persons visiting the museum only will receive 20% off admission.

*Students visiting the Archive and Library only receive free admission. 

Research Visits

If you would like to conduct research at the South County History Center, please fill out our research request form (click here) or contact us at least one week in advance to schedule a research appointment.

Research appointments also may be available on days when the Center is normally closed.  

Please contact our Collections Manager at alicia@southcountyhistorycenter.org or 401.783.1328 for information and to schedule.

Please note that the Admission Fees listed above also apply to research visitors.

Group Tours

If you are interested in a tour for six or more people at the South County History Center, please contact us at least one week in advance.


The historic Old Washington County Jail has many staircases and unfortunately is not handicapped-accessible.