** Wilkes Heritage Museum will be closed Monday, May 27th, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day!

Wilkes Heritage Museum

The Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. was established in 1968 with the intent of restoring the Old Wilkes County Jail to its original 1860 appearance and operating it as an educational center for the community. Since then, restoration of the Old Wilkes County Jail has been completed as well as the 1779 home of Captain Robert Cleveland, the late 19th century Finley Law Office, and the 1902 Wilkes County Courthouse.