Old Sheriff's House and Jail

Old Sheriff's House and Jail Built in 1882, experience the history of events and architecture of this famous building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
in 1989.

Crown Point was established in 1840 as the county seat of Lake County. A frame courthouse was built in 1849 on Clark Street, north of the 1878 courthouse. The building contained a courtroom, jury room, and sheriff’s room. In 1851, a small, wooden jail with heavy hardwood cross planking and cells defined by sheets of iron was added. The town and county developed rapidly in the next thirty years

Crown Point was established in 1840 as the county seat of Lake County. A frame courthouse was built in 1849 on Clark Street, north of the 1878 courthouse. The building contained a courtroom, jury room, and sheriff’s room. In 1851, a small, wooden jail with heavy hardwood cross planking and cells defined by sheets of iron was added. The town and county developed rapidly in the next thirty years

Operating as usual

09/10/2021

Tomorrow is the last day for tours for this year! Come on out 10-1.

08/25/2021

Only a few more weekends left to come out for a tour! Saturday September 11 is our last day for this year!

05/15/2021

Help us preserve the Old Sheriff's House and Jail by purchasing an original brick. Donations of $50 or $100 go to the restoration of the Dillinger cell block!

04/29/2021

Old Sheriff's House and Jail opens for tours this Saturday at 10AM. Hope to see you there!

The return of Lillian's car, with Josh Gates to boot!
04/03/2021

The return of Lillian's car, with Josh Gates to boot!

The return of Lillian's car, with Josh Gates to boot!

04/02/2021

Open House this Saturday from 10-1! We are excited to host the return of Sherriff Lillian's car! Hope to see you there!

11/21/2020

Another shout out to our Jail Break run participants on this year's beautiful November day. We extend our best, and good health to you and yours. If we don't recognize you behind the mask, have a merry Christmas and a prosperous and minimally virtual new year.

Photos of our 2020/8th Annual Jail Break 5K. Perfect day.
11/09/2020

Photos of our 2020/8th Annual Jail Break 5K. Perfect day.

11/07/2020

Wonderful day for our Jail Break 5k! Thank you to our runners and volunteers, also Crown Point for the hospitality.

Today we are sponsored by Colorworld House painting of Northwest Indiana. Thank you!

Don't forget to sign up for the Jailbreak 5K on Saturday November 7th!
10/30/2020

Don't forget to sign up for the Jailbreak 5K on Saturday November 7th!

09/12/2020

Last day of tours for this year. Come on out and see us from 10-1. Tomorrow Criminally Insane will be at the Halloween Convention in Cedar Lake at the Knights of Columbus Hall. They will be back for the Haunted House starting October 9th! And don't forget the Jailbreak 5k on November 7th.

Old Sheriff's House and Jail
08/28/2020

Old Sheriff's House and Jail

07/30/2020

No tours on Saturday August 1st. Come out that night for the concert at the Jail. Tickets online.

07/08/2020

Thanks to everyone who came Independence Day, toured and enjoyed the house and jail's inherent coolness. Nice to see fellow docents, board members, volunteers and their families! See you soon and keep conditioning for our 5k in November!

OPEN HOUSE July 4th 10-2 Come visit!
07/04/2020

OPEN HOUSE July 4th 10-2 Come visit!

06/24/2020

We look forward to coming together with you when we have our reopening the fourth of July!

03/25/2020

The Old Sheriff's House and Jail looks forward to welcoming you after our challenges. 🇺🇲 Never to early to get ready for our 8th Annual Jail Break 5K! More to come. Thank you.

01/28/2020

Thank you for your recent 'Likes' and support. Please come out on Saturday and see an interesting part of Indiana/Chicagoland heritage.

More 7th Annual Jail Break 👟 🏁
11/05/2019

More 7th Annual Jail Break 👟 🏁

Thanks to all for another (7th) great 5K!
11/02/2019

Thanks to all for another (7th) great 5K!

Great day for a race!
11/02/2019

Great day for a race!

05/16/2019

Excited we held our first planning meeting for our 7th Annual Jail Break 5k. We'll post the event website as soon as possible.

Mark your calendar for 7 November and tell a friend!

Start to finish! And our first canine winner Deja Vue and Vanessa Garcia!
11/03/2018

Start to finish! And our first canine winner Deja Vue and Vanessa Garcia!

Thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers and runners!
11/03/2018

Thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers and runners!

11/03/2018

The 6th Old Sheriff's House and Jail was a great success. Beautiful weather. Thank you sponsors, volunteers, 5k staff, oh yea and the runners (key). See you next year!

Old Sheriff's House and Jail
10/16/2018
Old Sheriff's House and Jail

Old Sheriff's House and Jail

The Jail break 5k race is Nov. 3! Sign up at runsignup.com/Race/IN/CrownPoint/JailBreak5KRun

The Jail break 5k race is Nov. 3! Sign up at runsignup.com/Race/IN/CrownPoint/JailBreak5KRun
09/10/2018
Jail Break 5K Run

The Jail break 5k race is Nov. 3! Sign up at runsignup.com/Race/IN/CrownPoint/JailBreak5KRun

The Jail Break 5K Run is on Saturday November 3, 2018.

Our special event ~ Life Sentence Escape has sold out but you still have an amazing event on September 8th to investigat...
09/06/2018
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Our special event ~ Life Sentence Escape has sold out but you still have an amazing event on September 8th to investigate the jail and meet and greet with the GHOST BROTHERS from the Destination America Channel ! I have been a fan of theirs from the first show and can not wait for them to be in the Old jail and experience all the activity we have. If you have been there before to investigate you know what I am talking about ! There are still some tickets left for this event, you won't be disappointed ! First time ever we have let a group spend the night in the jail ! Find your tickets at hauntpay.com !

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07/23/2018

With multiple planning meetings thus far we are looking forward to returning and new runners for our 6th Annual Jailbreak 5K Run/Walk. See you there!

Come out and join us this weekend!
06/05/2018

Come out and join us this weekend!

Address

226 South Main Street
Crown Point, IN
46307

Telephone

(219) 281-2213

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Tours, knowledge, souvenirs and annual haunted house and 5K run/Jail Break!

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Had so much fun teaching our little ones some local history!