As part of this project, we are compiling a comprehensive history of the jail and we need your memories! If you are willing to share any information about the jail's history, especially first-hand accounts of its final years, contact our curator, Leah Stagg at (928) 753-3195 to set up an appointment for an oral history interview.

Prefer to write it down? You can email your information directly to Leah at, or send them through the mail to Mohave Museum of History & Arts, Attn: Leah Stagg, 400 W. Beale St., Kingman, AZ  86401.

Open from 1910-1968, the jail has immense historic and architectural significance to our community. 

Inmate graffiti, as well as cell hardware and layout, remain virtually untouched since the doors were closed in 1968.

These photos from a recent walkthrough, give you a glimpse of the interior. Look for more photos as we go along.

This will be a labor of love. We need the communities help to accomplish our goal of restoring and renovating, so we can open it up to the public. 

We will update this page with fundraising opportunities, project events, and interesting history facts. 

 We will add additional tabs and videos as this project progresses.