Private and Group Tours Available by Appointment
 ©2014  1897 Clark County Jail Museum, Inc., PO Box 41, Neillsville WI  54456
Join us Each Summer for a Museum Tour!
The 1897 Clark County Jail Museum was founded and created by the Clark County Historical Society Inc. (CCHS) in 1978.  Society members and volunteers operated this Museum as one of two historic sites, along with their other programs.  In 2008, the Jail Museum was separately incorporated as the 1897 Clark County Jail Museum, Inc.   CCHS Lifetime members as well as members and volunteers of the 1897 Clark County Jail Museum, Inc, continue to maintain and operate the Museum for anyone interested in Clark County History. Really  “two museums - in one”..... visitors begin their tour in the beautiful victorian home where each Clark County Sheriff and his family lived (1897 to 1974).  These families would bring all of their own furniture and personal items with them when they moved in, and then when that Sheriff’s term of office was completed, they would take all of their belongings with them.  Today, the residence is filled with period furniture, art, books, musical instruments, as well as personal and household items that have all been donated to the Museum for display.    The Jail portion of the Museum, in use from 1897 to 1978,  was home for all Clark County WI prisoners and the Sheriff’s Department. Today it is filled with vintage law enforcement items and records, local historic items and a military floor.          
Updated 01/31/2015
1897 Clark County Jail Museum Inc. 215 E  5th Street  ●  P. O. Box 41    Neillsville  WI  54456      Ph:  715 • 743 • 2150      Email:
Clark County’s 3rd Jail circa 1930
The Listeman Bedroom  Exhibit in the Sheriff’s Residence
Vintage Law Enforcement Items on Display in the Jail Museum
Join Us for another  Old Picture Day during Neillsville’s 2015 Winter Carnival   Open  House at the Jail Museum on      Saturday          February 21, 2015        10:00 am to  3:00 pm Open  SUNDAYS - (1 to 4 pm)  Memorial Day through Labor Day (No Tours started after 3:30 pm)