Mission Statement

“The mission of the Hendricks County Historical Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret items relating to the people, places and events of Hendricks County and to stimulate public interest in the heritage of the county through education, exhibits and special programs.”

October Road Rally

Saturday, October 12, join us for the 3rd annual Hendricks County Museum Road Rally. Navigate through beautiful countryside on roads you may never been on before!

Registration begins at 8:30 AM. Meet in the Museum’s parking lot, 170 S. Washington Street, south of the Danville Courthouse. First car out at 9:00!

$10 registration fee. Bring a clipboard and pen and a sense of adventure! Plan to visit the Museum and join in for lunch at Mayberry Cafe afterward. Prizes awarded for correct “treasure-spotting” answers!

Click the button below for the flyer and more info.

About Us

​The museum is located in the former Sheriff’s Residence and jail. Built in 1866 at an approximate cost of $30,000, it served as the county jail until 1974. The building is owned and maintained by the county. The museum staff is responsible for the contents and display of the collections.


If you’re interested in having a tour of the museum, click the link below and fill out the form on the tours page.


The Hendricks County Historical Museum is a fascinating place filled with artifacts dating back to 1866 when the Museum served as the Sheriff’s Residence and jail. There are several rooms decorated in the period of early 1900’s, including the kitchen, parlor and bedrooms. Come and experience the rich history of Hendricks County, Indiana.


  • Central Normal College
  • The Old Jail
  • Military Room
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Kitchens
  • Parlor
  • Children’s Room
  • Adult’s Room
  • Changing Exhibit

Available Items

Some of our items are available for purchase. To view a list of these items, click the button below.

This website was made possible by a grant from the Hendricks County Community Foundation.

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