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January through March 6 - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  10am - 4pm

March 12 through April 20 - Tuesday - Saturday  10am - 4pm

*Monday, April 8th (Eclipse Day)  11am - 5pm

April 22 through Dec 7 - Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Come for Visit. You'll love what you learn.


$5 for adults, $3 for students (grade K-12th)

Wayne County Historical Society Members:  Free at all Levels*see NARM below.

GUIDED TOURS: $15 approximately 1 hour. 

GROUP TOURS: Available by appointment for Groups of 8 or more.

Contact us at least one week in advance to plan a visit for students or adult groups. 


*Visitors with NARM membership at another institution get free admission
up to the matching WCHS level and 10% gift shop discount. 

Walk through the former Wayne County Sheriff's Residence and County Jail in operation from 1856 to 1960. Learn about local history throughout the County. Three floors of exhibits include our changing exhibit room, Sheriff's office, jail cells and gift shop on the first floor; the Military Room, Commerce Room, Women's Room, and Children's Room on the second floor. The basement floor features a weaving room and 1850s kitchen. 

A guided tour includes all three floors of the Museum and, in the summer, the Carriage House.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: Due to the historic nature of the buildings, handicap accessibility is limited . Wheel chairs can only access the first floor. The second floors of the Museum is accessible by stair/chair lift, but at this time, our basement exhibition space is not. Additionally, only the first floor of our seasonal Carriage House is accessible. ​

Image by Joshua Hoehne

Let your students or youth groups learn and explore the history of Wayne County from pre-Revolutionary era to the modern age. We can customize your tour based on topics of interest.  

Tour is $3 per student;

teachers and chaperones are free.


Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance. 


Schedule a private, guided group tour of the museum for your organization, club, group, etc. Tour duration can be flexible.


Email: or

call 315-946-4943 to inquire and/or to schedule your tour!

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