Goshen Historical Museum



The Goshen Historical Museum's dedicated volunteers preserve and share the ongoing well-crafted story of Goshen and surrounding areas. The museum is housed in the former Adams Store, built in 1888, and maintains the original exterior and interior architectural features.

Visit us Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm (First Fridays until 8 pm) to enjoy our permanent collection of artifacts, documents and objects of historic Goshen, Indiana. Admission is always free!

On your visit cross the street to explore the grand Elkhart County Courthouse and public square. Attractions on the square include the Neptune Fountain, a seasonal Quilt Garden, the “Old Bullion” cannon, the Goshen Police Booth and the Veterans’ Memorial.

DID YOU KNOW: John Dillinger and other gangsters were in the news in the 1930s. The police booth was finished in 1939, four years after Dillinger’s death, to answer phone calls and dispatch police cars. Officers were on duty in the booth 24/7, year-round to provide an extra security blanket for the community.

The police booth is open for public viewing during First Friday celebrations from 5pm - 8pm. Individual and group tours may be scheduled by calling the Goshen  Historical Society. Courthouse tours upon request. For more information visit:

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