Ella Sharp Museum
3225 4th Street
Jackson, Michigan 49203

Phone: 517-787-2320
Fax: 517-787-2933


Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

Please note: We close at 2pm on July 23 and 24. We are closed to the public on August 1 – 8.

Gallery Admission

Adults: $5
Children: $3
Museum Members and Children Under 5: Free

Museum galleries are open Wednesday – Sunday during regular business hours.

Explore our featured exhibits here

Hurst Planetarium

Private In-Person Planetarium Shows: Contact us directly at 517-787-2320 or

Rent the Planetarium

House Tours

Historical buildings are currently closed for weekly tours. Visitors can still walk farm lane to explore all historical buildings and outdoor sculptures.

*Hillside farmhouse will be open for tours during the Jackson County Museum Day on Saturday, May 8. Pre-registration required here

The Ella Sharp Museum is an active member of the Museums For All program. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free admission to the Ella Sharp Museum. Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 500 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing 48 states.

ELLA SHARP MUSEUM PASS now available through the Jackson District Library.

RULES This pass allows for up to three adults and all children younger than 18 from one household to access the Ella Sharp Museum galleries and house tours free of charge. Patrons are allowed to check out a pass for one week from Jackson District Library, without renewals. Return this pass to the Jackson District Library.

Ella Sharp Museum is proud to be a 2021 Blue Star Museum! The Ella will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2021 program begins today on Armed Forces Day and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.
Find the list of participating museums at Thank you National Endowment for the Arts!