Saturday, March 02, 2024
Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

In 1915 the City of Mendota felt it needed somewhere to locally hold criminals and constructed a two cell jail. The jail is no longer used by law enforcement.

However, the Mendota Jail is opened to the public one day each year by the Mendota/West St. Paul Chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society during the Mendota Days festival in July.

Visit one of these Dakota County Historic Sites