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Hood County Jail and Historical Museum

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Authentic old jail! Fascinating!

This is right out of the old west! Don’t miss it! While you’re there, also visit the log cabin... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denton, Texas
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Great visit

Finally got to visit this piece of history. The guide was very informative on the history of the... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2019
Ft. Worth, Tx.
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The museum is housed in an authentic old western jail built in 1885 and located just off the northeast corner of the town square. The museum preserved the upstairs jail cells and hanging gallows just as they were when the County used it as a jail...more
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208 N Crockett St, Granbury, TX 76048-2129
+1 817-573-5135
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is right out of the old west! Don’t miss it! While you’re there, also visit the log cabin, down the street. Lots of history with these two places. Also visit the old train station. We learned so much at all three of these historic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1950Boomer
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Finally got to visit this piece of history. The guide was very informative on the history of the jail, and of Granbury. Well worth a visit, and just off the main square. It is $2 each, but we left more as a donation to help...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Just off of the historic Granbury Square, this little gem is worth the visit. Lots of history and fun stories.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paula M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Was very full of history and information. Was surprised at how long it was actually in use. Cant wait to take the kids to see it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 2001cobra
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I am an history buff. The curator was not only friendly but knowledgeable about the jail and the community. You could tell that she had a passion for history. It was a wonderful experience!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bearsmom20
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Small but historical museum in the heart of Granbury. Small entry fee & a good background briefing by the docent before going around to explore. Good collection of items with lots of historical facts pointed out by the docent. A good stop if you have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bandit331
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit. The lady there was so nice and very knowledgeable of not only the jail, but the history of Granbury in general. We had a great time and we highly recommend you taking the time to visit the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jose H
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Lots of history in this place! The nice lady that’s been there for 2 months was very kind and knowledgeable. I love creepy things/paranormal and when you go upstairs to the cells for the inmates it’s intriguing! Favorite place we went to for our visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lucyluharb
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Ok, so in the interest of transparancy I need to tell you up front that I have volunteered here so I may have a bit of a bias but I will try to tell you my impressions as someone who went for the first time...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jon_The_Handyman
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Awesome and cool. Try and read everything that they have on the walls in there; very historical. We have brought most of our visitors to see this historical building

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Big Daddy M
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