Experience Jackson

141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
Ella Sharp Park

Cell Block 7 Prison Museum

(517) 787-2320
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3855 Cooper St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Winter Hours

Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday-Thursday open to groups by appointment. 

  • Cell Block 7 Prison Museum

Visit the museum dedicated to the history and process of the Michigan Department of Corrections at this unique site located within an active working prison system.  Cell Block 7 is an active representation of current life as an incarcerated inmate at what was once the largest walled-prison in the world.  Located adjacent to working cell-blocks on the grounds of the active Southern Regional Prison, Cell Block 7 is designed to give attendees both the history and current state of corrections in Michigan. Prisoners were housed in this building until 2007. 

The museum is independently operated by the Ella Sharp Museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Ella Sharp Museum leases the space from the Michigan Department of Corrections. All museum admission proceeds go directly to the Ella Sharp Museum. Admission can be combined with a ticket to the Ella Sharp Museum, also located in Jackson.

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