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Admission free. Donations appreciated.

Allegan Old Jail Museum:

113 Walnut Street

Allegan MI 49010


Open Saturdays

10am- 4pm

Private tours available:

Call 269-673-8292

Stay In Touch


2014 Cemetery Tour Scheduled!

The 2014 Living History Cemetery Tour is scheduled for Saturday June 28th. 

We are still in the early planning process of putting this years tour together, so please keep an eye on the website, Facebook, and Twitter for more information as it becomes available. 

If you would like to be a part of this years tour, contact the museum by phone or email. 


Allegan County in the Military display now open. 

Our new display for the spring/ summer, "Allegan County in the Military", is now open. More information can be found on our "Display" page.



Christmas Is Coming

The Old Jail Museum will again be decorated this year in the style of a Victorian Christmas. Please join us in celebrating the season by experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of the Victorian era.  A free open house will be held on December 14th from 5pm to 8pm during Allegan's Art Hop with gingerbread cookies and spiced cider available for your enjoyment.  We will also be featuring a candy counter with homemade Christmas candies available for purchase.


If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Amanda Strickfaden by email at or contact the museum by phone at 269-673-8292 or by email at


Final Weeks of Mounted Division Display

Join us for the final weeks of the Allegan County Sheriffs Department Mounted Division display at the Old Jail Museum. The display will be up through Oct. 27th.  We will then be making room for our inclusion in the annual Blessed Sacrement Bazaar.

If you cannot make it during business hours feel free to call us at 269-673-8292 and we would love to set up a special tour for you.


The Allegan County Sheriffs Department-Mounted Division On Display Now

The Allegan County Sheriffs Department-Mounted Division is currently on display in our display room. Come in and see pictures, trophies and other awards provided by the Mounted Division.

The Mounted Division was started in 1972 and has been used for many different reasons ranging from corralling loose livestock to providing security for big events within Allegan County. The division is ran strictly on volunteers; which currently consists of 20 men and woman, who provide their own horse, transportation for their horse, their own uniform and firearm. Each volunteer is trained in search and rescue, use of force and are also a skilled horseman. In order to maintain these skills, each volunteer goes through a 14 week training academy.

You may see them patrolling through your town. Don't be afraid to wave and say hi.













 To see more pictures and gather more information, stop on in and take a look. The display will be available for public viewing until November.