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.

Upcoming Operating Hour Changes:

On Saturday, September 9th, the Center will have a delayed opening due to internship training.  We will be open from 1 - 4 p.m. that day.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tours and research appointments will not be available on Saturday, September 16th, and Saturday, September 30th, after 1:30 p.m. due to public programs taking place at the Center.  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

*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.