Franklin County Historic Preservation Society and Jail Museum

logoThe Historic Jail Museum in Benton serves as the home of the Franklin County Historical Preservation Society. This beautifully restored 1905 structure houses memorabilia of the gang era from the days of prohibition, as well as mementos from famous Benton natives, including General John A. Logan, actor John Malkovich, NBA basketball star Doug Collins, and Beatle George Harrison, who visited his sister in Benton in the summer of 1963. In addition, tour our fully restored 1910s Ford garage featuring gangster era cars, trucks and memorabilia

Address: 209 W. Main St. Benton, Illinois 62812


Phone: (618)435-5777


Hours: Monday -Saturday, 10am -3pm.  After hours tours are available by appointment.




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