Porter County Museum
Phone: (219) 465-3595
Once the sheriff's residence and local jail, the Porter County Museum is now home to Northwest Indiana's largest collection of area history and treasures. Exhibits are displayed through- out the building and change often, because they're always finding new artifacts, every trip is a fresh adventure.
- Eco/Outdoor Friendly
- Family Friendly
- Handicap Accessible
On the third Saturday of each month, the Porter County Museum features a story that is given a special emphasis. These are often exhibit openings, highlights of future exhibit topics, or developed community projects and partnerships.
Want to know what life was like on the courthouse square in 1943? Take an afternoon walk with the PoCo Muse to hear what downtown Valparaiso was like 75 years ago. Gather at the front steps of Sheriff Frank Johnson's residence (today it is the PoCo Muse). Be sure to wear appropriate walking attire and comfortable shoes, as this tour will stroll west on Indiana Avenue, walk north on S. Washington Street, roam east on E. Lincolnway and step south on Franklin.
Enjoy Broncho John-themed games and activities in celebration of National Day of the Cowboy. Special viewings of the stagecoach will take place at 11am, 1pm, and 3pmindise 16 Indiana Avenue.