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Caldwell County Historical Museum

The Caldwell County Museum, built in 1908-09 to serve as the Caldwell County Jail, represents a rare example of the Norman castellated style of architecture. Located on the site of the county's first log jail (1855-1858), this five-story red brick structure contains nine main cells, each divided into smaller compartments on the upper three floors. A basement was used for storage and the ground floor was the residence for the County Sheriff.

Operated by the Caldwell County Historical Commission, the museum is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.