About the Old Jail Museum Complex

The Old Jail Museum Complex is located in friendly Greenwood, Arkansas, on the northeast corner of the town square. We share the history of South Sebastian County by telling the story of the lives of the folks who lived here in the western Arkansas mountain frontier, nestled between the Ouachita and Ozark Mountain ranges. The events of their daily lives are interpretted in the Old Jail, the 1848 Vineyard Log Cabin, the Ole Barn, and the Redwine Pioneer Schoolhouse.  The Coal Miner's Memorial honors those who toiled in the county's mines. Their names are engraved on a granite wall.

The Old Jail features changing exhibits. Current exhibits include:
  • Tribute to Judge Alfred Burton Greenwood
  •  History of Greenwood's courthouses and related artifacts
  • Merchant's advertising calendars from the turn of the century
  • Artifacts from area coal mines and mining families
  • Greenwood's original telephone system
  • Hartford Music School exhibit
The Old Jail's Document Room contains historic books, documents and photos. Materials are available to researchers. The Museum has begun a collection of oral histories which will be made available for viewing in the future.

The Vineyard Log Cabin, Ole Barn and Redwine Pioneer Schoolhouse contain tools, materials and furnishings donated by community members. Docents are available to share their histories.

The Museum Complex is situated along a creek and walking path. It is a lovely and informative place to spend a few hours. We hope you'll come and see us.

Open May 1- October 31, Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 AM-3 PM. Admission by donation.