Lake County Sheriff's House and Jail

Built in 1882. French Mansard style. Restoration work in progress. John Dillinger, notorious bank robber escaped from jail in 1934. Tour provided. The Old Sheriff's House Foundation welcomes you. We think we have a pretty special place here in the heart of historic Crown Point Indiana. Where else can you go to learn about the historic architecture of a building, the daily operations of a historic jail and one of the most storied jail breaks in U.S. history? We encourage you and your family or special group to visit our complex and stay in Crown Point. Come see why our tours are consistantly rated tops in the region!

  • Admission charged
  • Offers group rates, discounts and/or tours
  • Handicapped accessible