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Old Jail / Sheriff's House

Old Jail / Sheriff's House Jail Tours, paranormal tours, haunted house, parties The Old Jail and Sheriff's House was built in 1882.

Known for John Dillinger's escape in 1934 and filming for the movie Public Enemies with Johnny Depp in 2008. The Jail and House are owned by the Sheriff's House Foundation and undergoing continuous restoration. Open to the public for jail tours and posted dates for paranormal tours.

Operating as usual

09/27/2022

Criminally Insane meeting Oct 2nd at 6pm at the jail. I need everyone there that can make it. If you are planning on being in the haunted house and can't make the meeting you need to let us know. I am also looking for adults to run the ticket booth. This year is going to be amazing !!!! Thank you to everyone who is volunteering !!!!!♡♡♡♡

09/15/2022

Yes !!! This is happening ! Come for the scares, stay for the music !

09/15/2022

Criminally Insane 2022 ! 11 years and it just keeps getting better ! Vendors, music, all new scares same creepy cool characters !
October 14,15,21,22,28,29 7pm-11pm
Huge surprises ! Don't forget for the little ones our Not So Scary haunted house on October 22 and 29 from 1pm to 4pm !
Tickets will be available online and cash at the door. Same great price $10
Watch for some live FB as we get closer and follow our posts for more insane photos and info !

Yes !!! This is happening ! Come for the scares, stay for the music !
09/15/2022

Yes !!! This is happening ! Come for the scares, stay for the music !

Criminally Insane 2022 ! 11 years and it just keeps getting better ! Vendors, music, all new scares same creepy cool cha...
09/15/2022

Criminally Insane 2022 ! 11 years and it just keeps getting better ! Vendors, music, all new scares same creepy cool characters !
October 14,15,21,22,28,29 7pm-11pm
Huge surprises ! Don't forget for the little ones our Not So Scary haunted house on October 22 and 29 from 1pm to 4pm !
Tickets will be available online and cash at the door. Same great price $10
Watch for some live FB as we get closer and follow our posts for more insane photos and info !

09/13/2022

Meeting on Sept 18 at 6pm for anyone volunteering for Criminally Insane ! Meet at the jail

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09/12/2022

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Congratulations to the beautiful couple and their lovely families who transformed the Old Sheriff's House today for the ...
09/12/2022

Congratulations to the beautiful couple and their lovely families who transformed the Old Sheriff's House today for the bridal shower. Just beautiful !

First meeting for Criminally Insane haunted house tonight at 6pm ! If you would like to be an actor or help in any way c...
09/04/2022
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First meeting for Criminally Insane haunted house tonight at 6pm ! If you would like to be an actor or help in any way come on by
226 S Main St CP

08/19/2022

First meeting for Criminally Insane on Sept 4th at 6pm
Actors, set builders, ticket booth sales...come on over !

08/19/2022

So much going on ! This weekend is the NWI Art Gallery ! Local artists displaying their work in the Sheriff's House and Jail. How cool to see art set up in the cells. Don't miss this amazing event. Friday sneak peek 4pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

August 26th ~ A murder mystery like you have never experienced before. You are going to have to be smart and very brave to find out who did it, or you will be locked up as an accomplice ! Not only do you have to search a 3 story jail, you'll need to search Crown Point wherever the clues lead you ! You'll get 2 hours to clear your name ! Tickets still available under events. Who is hunting Who ?

Criminally Insane is coming up quickly ~ this year will be like no other. Stay tuned !

08/08/2022

Feeling a little spooky...
A Murder Mystery sounds fun !
Watch for details !

07/23/2022

No public tours on 7/23
Closed for a private party :)

07/08/2022

These 20oz Dillinger tumblers are available in our gift shop! They come with a reusable hard plastic straw. $25 each.

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07/05/2022

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07/05/2022

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VOTE #92 !!!!! The Old Lake County Jail is #92 !!!!! Let's bring home the title !!!!!
07/04/2022

VOTE #92 !!!!! The Old Lake County Jail is #92 !!!!! Let's bring home the title !!!!!

07/03/2022

What an amazing day at the Old Sheriff's House and Jail ! Thanks to the many, many of you who came out today for the Open House ! Thank you for the generous donations and fun conversations ♡ Look for our float in the parade ! Crowd vote this year. Vote 92 !!!!

06/23/2022

Did I mention the Sheriff's House and Jail will be starting filming again for another tv show ????
All of our history fans are going to love this one ! I will post updates as they come along ! We are so excited ! Big thank you to all of our supporters and volunteers that give their time and donations so we can keep sharing this amazing piece of history !

06/14/2022
05/22/2022

So....who fell off our porch and into the bush ???

05/11/2022

We are going to have an amazing year at the Old Lake County Jail ! This is my post to let you know our Paranormal Investigations are booked for the season. Thanks to everyone for your support !

05/07/2022
05/07/2022

Opening Day !!!
10am -2pm

05/02/2022

Reminder ! Saturday May 7th is opening Day for tours !!!
10:00 am - 2:00pm
All new gift shop items * Fun new fundraiser and a few big surprises !

The Leprechaun won this round ! Ha ha ! There is still hidden gold in the jail, but what an effort by this team ! In the...
03/20/2022

The Leprechaun won this round ! Ha ha ! There is still hidden gold in the jail, but what an effort by this team ! In the dark with only flashlights while demented characters hunted them, they played the game well ! Maybe next time :)

It is always an honor to tell her story. What an amazing woman and role model of strength, compassion and dedication. Li...
03/08/2022

It is always an honor to tell her story. What an amazing woman and role model of strength, compassion and dedication. Lillian Holley

Are you Ready ??? That cute little Leprechaun that comes around on St. Patricks Day has a dark side ! There are 13 bags ...
03/08/2022
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Are you Ready ???
That cute little Leprechaun that comes around on St. Patricks Day has a dark side ! There are 13 bags of gold hidden in the jail all you have to do is find them. Sound easy ? Wait, there's more !
In the dark with only a flashlight while being hunted. How does that sound ?
Must be 16 yrs and over. Not for the faint of heart.
March 19th. 3 time slots for 10 people each.
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There's 3 floors, 150+ jail cells, and countless dayrooms. Can you find all the bags of gold lost while being hunted by a few of our lingering residents?

03/04/2022

***No community service for March 5th !***
The Sheriff's House crew will be at CP High School for the Volunteer Fair. Come on up and check out volunteer opportunities in our community ! Sponsored by the CP Community Foundation !

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03/01/2022

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We want to thank Kris Williams for joining us this past Tuesday on the show. If you did not get a chance to see it you can watch it right here or grab it on YouTube at LLF Radio. Tuesday night our guest will be Sandy Boyd, President of the Old Jail / Sheriff's House Foundation in Crown Point, Indiana. It'd be a crime to miss this one. You can watch it live right here on the Paranormal Chat on Lost Limbs Foundation Radio page.

02/13/2022

Hello everyone ! We have been crazy busy working on the house and jail through the winter! I am getting all your requests to book investigations and we will begin booking in March, it's going to be a great year ! Opening day for regular tours will be the first Saturday in May ♡
Keep watching our FB page for a pop up event coming very soon ! We are ready to shake off the winter blues and have a little fun !!!

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01/24/2022

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Revealing the beauty left behind
01/05/2022

Revealing the beauty left behind

12/26/2021

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS from everyone at the Old Sheriff's House and Jail !

Christmas Spirit !
12/13/2021

Christmas Spirit !

10/31/2021

BIG THANKS to our amazing volunteers !!!
Thank you to everyone who came through Criminally Insane ! Everyone's support is what keeps history alive
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM ALL OF US 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

10/23/2021

The Not So Scary Kids day has been moved to October 30th !
Thanks everyone !

10/20/2021

Saturday 11am to 2pm will be our NOT SO SCARY haunted house for kids ! Always fun games, prizes and candy ! Come join us at the Old Jail and Sheriff's House for Halloween Fun !
October 23rd and Oct 30 !!!

10/20/2021

We had a crazy opening weekend of Criminally Insane with a new ticket system and rain ! The crowds were patient and supportive. We thank you and are happy to give you the best Criminally Insane experience there is ! We are a one of a kind haunted house that you won't find anywhere else ! Happy Halloween !
2 WEEKENDS LEFT ! Come experience the scare !

10/16/2021

Our Halloween season came in with a bang this year at the Old Jail ! Criminally Insane will be running th 16th 22, 23, 29 and 30th ! Tickets online or cash at the door ! We are also running our home decorating contest for CP ! Come on out for some fun and scares !!

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10/09/2021

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We are busy getting ready for Friday the 15th's opening night! See you next weekend! 7pm to 11pm! Purchase tickets online! Check in online and be put into a virtual que line and we will let you know when it's your turn! Enjoy the square and our court yard with some food vendors while you wait!

$10

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10/02/2021

Criminally Insane is back! No more waiting in long lines this year as we will have a virtual que line! Check in when you get here and enjoy the square and vendors in our court yard. Hang out with Inmate The Clown and Skytzo the Clown while you wait, and you will receive a text when it's your turn! No more cutting or line jumping!

We will be Open the last 3 weekends of October! October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30! Open 7pm to 11pm!
$10 per person!

You can purchase tickets now at:
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10/01/2021

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Criminally Insane is back! No more waiting in long lines this year as we will have a virtual que line! Check in when you get here and enjoy the square and vendors in our court yard. Hang out with Inmate The Clown and Skytzo the Clown while you wait, and you will receive a text when it's your turn! No more cutting or line jumping!

We will be Open the last 3 weekends of October! October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30! Open 7pm to 11pm!
$10 per person!

You can purchase tickets now at:
Thecriminallyinsane.com

09/26/2021

Criminally Insane meeting tonight 7pm !

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09/25/2021
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226 S Main Street
Crown Point, IN
46307

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10am - 1pm

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(219) 281-2213

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Are you looking to volunteer? The 13th Annual CPCF Volunteer Fair & Blood Drive is the perfect place to start!

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Crown Point High School
Volunteer Fair hours: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Volunteer Fair is the perfect opportunity to match charitable organizations with those who are interested in volunteering. It gathers 40+ nonprofits from throughout the area in one convenient place, letting potential volunteers meet and talk to dozens of charities.

This year, attendees will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the following nonprofits:

Best Buddies Indiana
Campagna Academy
The Museum at Lassen's Resort
Community Help Network, Inc.
Connect Christian Camp & Retreat Center
Crown Point Emergency Management Agency
The City of Crown Point
Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited, Inc.
Fair Haven Center
Franciscan Health Crown Point
Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana
Healing Streams Oasis
Indiana Ballet Theatre
Lake County IN Fire Chiefs Association, Inc.
Lake County Right to Life (Indiana)
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago
Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter
Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana
National Spanish Examinations
New Star
Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation
Old Jail / Sheriff's House
Open Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center
Phil's Friends
Planting Possibilities
Prevent Child Abuse America
Self-Injury Support Groups of Northwest Indiana
Sojourner Truth House
St. Jude House
The SHARE Group
Deaf Services at Tradewinds
TradeWinds Services, Inc
Tri-Town Safety Village
United Way of Northwest Indiana
VNA Hospice NWI
Wabash Center Inc.
Winfield Community Foundation
Wittenberg Village

An onsite Blood Drive will be conducted by Versiti Blood Centers from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. located at Crown Point High School in the Small Group Instruction Room near the Cafeteria. Please contact Account Representative, Coraima Applegate, directly at 219-629-0826 or call 1-800-7TO-GIVE to schedule your appointment. To schedule online, click here: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5598285

Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome to schedule an open appointment at the blood drive. Before you donate eat iron-rich foods and drink plenty of water. Photo ID and masks are required when donating.

Concessions will be available to purchase from the Crown Point RoboDogs Team 2171.

We look forward to seeing you on March 5th!
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Day 6 - This was a really fun location to shoot at - Old Jail / Sheriff's House. So much history here, from John Dillinger to Johnny Depp.
Looking for something different and fun to do? Come to the Old Jail / Sheriff's House for a fun event! We will be hosting a murder mystery game inside this old, dark, creepily haunted jail. After the game there will be a 3 hour ghost hunt! Please bring a flashlight. This is a fundraising event to raise money for the Old Sheriffs House and Jail for future restorations and preservation. It is also helping raise money for the Lost Limbs Foundation. This is a foundation to help fund prosthetics for children among other things they may need.

$40 per person. Only a handful of tickets left. Any questions ask below!

Tickets available through event page!

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FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: WANTED: John Dillinger
Featuring Interviews with Dillinger's nephew Mike Thompson, Dillinger's great-nephew Travis Thompson, Archivist/Historian Vicki Casteel of the Indiana State Archives and Records Administration, Director of Education Anastasia Wallace of the Indiana State Police Museum and Board Member James Emerson of the Old Jail and Sheriff's House at Crown Point, Indiana.
Please watch EXPEDITION UNKNOWN- Wednesday July 21st at on Discovery and Discovery+.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D1qW-KgtAM
To help promote the upcoming John Dillinger EXPEDITION UNKNOWN episode featuring Mike Thompson, Travis Thompson, Shane Williams and Stewart Fillmore, I will be making WANTED: John Dillinger available for viewing later today for a limited time.
Be sure to catch Expediton Unknown, Wednesday July 21st, @ 8pm on Discovery and Discovey+.
Here is the teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYV4TM1TFe4
OLD LAKE COUNTY JAIL & SHERIFF'S HOUSE event!
THINGS and the Jail Crew are teaming up for an escape room event on Friday July 2, 2021 from 8pm-1am.
Who is Hunting Who?
You have 2 hours to solve the crime and find the murder weapon or you will be charged as an accomplice and serve time. Can you do it? The game is played 1/2 lights on and 1/2 lights off. The game begins at 8pm and will end at 10pm. After a short break, everyone will then begin doing a paranormal investigation until 1am.

We can have up to 30 people for this event. The cost of the event is $30 a person. Please get a hold of Jeremy York if you wish to attend this event! All proceeds will go the jail for their renovation efforts.
"THE GENPOP EVP'S- PART 2" FROM OUR INVESTIGATION OF THE Old Jail / Sheriff's House (OLD LAKE COUNTY JAIL) IN CROWN POINT, INDIANA 5/15/2021

***HEADPHONES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED***

(1) "I Hope You Meet Them" EVP Captured In The GenPop Block Of The Old Lake County Jail In Crown Point Indiana 5/15/21

While trying to get the guard to show himself, Shawn says "If we made you mad, I'm sorry, but we're just trying to get you to show yourself, that way we can prove you're here." It sounds as if an inmate may have responded to him. At the .27 second mark, you hear a pronounced whisper saying what sounds like "I HOPE YOU MEET THEM". Are they hoping we see them as our validation, or are they angry and want us to get billy clubbed by the guards? Guess we'll never know. ;) The link to this audio can be found below
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(2) "The Other Way" & "Down The Street EVP's Captured In The GenPop Block Of The Old Lake County Jail In Crown Point, Indiana 5/15/2021

I ask "Are you Anna from downstairs?" At around the 14-15 second mark, you hear a whisper that sounds like "THE OTHER WAY, DOWN THE STREET." This is interesting, because we were walking around town prior to the investigation. Could've the spirit that we were in communication with, followed us back to the jail? It's definitely a possibility. The link to this audio can be found below
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Tickets now available for The Paranormal Relief Project!! Ticket links are below!! Remember, this is a FREE paranormal investigation for frontline heros. You must fall in the inclusion group (Doctor, RN, LPN, CNA, RT, Radiology, Police, Fire, EMS, Mental Health, Hospital Employees). A full list of details available in ticket links. ALL participants must register for a ticket (the frontline and their guest). The frontline needs to put their guest on the appropriate spot and the guest needs to put their frontline in the "attending with" section. This is important as frontlines will not be admitted without a valid work ID. If you have any questions, please feel free to message the page!! We will be happy to answer any questions you may have! See you all very soon! MAKE SURE YOU FILL A TICKET OUT FOR YOUR GUEST WITH THEIR NAME!!!

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Old Sheriff's House and Jail Old Homestead Preservation Society, Inc. Lake County Historical Museum Indiana State Museum for Disc Golf Taylor Ice Truck at CLHA The Museum at Lassen's Resort Cedar Lake Historical Association Griffith Historical Society Buckley Homestead County Park Hobart Indiana Historical Society Highland, IN Historical Society Portage Community Historical Society (Indiana)