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Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

110 West Hickory, Denton, TX 76201
940-349-2850
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Denton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Courthouse on the Square image by Patricia Tieszen. The Denton County Courthouse-on the Square Museum is a unique repository of exhibits, special... more » Owner description: Courthouse on the Square image by Patricia Tieszen. The Denton County Courthouse-on the Square Museum is a unique repository of exhibits, special collections, and historical documents that provide visitors with an overview of the communities and residents which have contributed to the county's rich heritage. Whether you are an out-of-town visitor or a life-long resident, you will be both educated and entertained as you immerse yourself in Denton County's days gone by. « less
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Arlington, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is an old courthouse with a museum in it. It has several displays of old uniforms such as that of the Amtrak train conductor. It is interesting to see these throwback uniforms. It also has some old firearms, and handguns displayed with the history of either the gun or the person who owned it. Then there is the room... More

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A really nice little museum in the courthouse. Very interesting and the gentleman at the desk [Johnny] was most helpful. Nice little surprise.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went when the exhibit was of transportation in the city. It was pretty interesting and was able to move at your own pace. Very nice display. No charge, donation only.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The "owner description" above is an excellent review by itself. The museum and the displays in the courthouse hallways are very well done and the restored courthouse is one of the prettiest in Texas. Although not very large, the museum has great displays, covering many subjects of Denton County history, including the railroad, and the Interurban, and even historical weapons... More

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Bedminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Didn't go in the Courthouse but it's surely beautiful. The square itself is wonderful with lots of restaurants and shopping. We were there late on a Sunday and I was pleasantly surprised the amount of places still open. Locals are friendly - we asked for recommendations for dinner. It's a music town and there are a lot of bands playing... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The museum is small and non-descript, but the party is on the Square! Check Denton's webpage for events here on the Square. Jazz music, Car shows, Christmas Tree lighting, Easter and July 4th Parades all happen here plus lots of other events. The biggest issue can be parking for an event. Plan on parking and hiking up to 8 or... More

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Denton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The courthouse is a great meeting point. It's fun to look at and interesting to see the monument to the Confederate soldiers. The museum is good for a quick walk through. The lawn is nice to have a picnic or people watch. Other than that, 10 minutes is all you need here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Courthouse on the Square offers a great deal of historic Denton history.. Also, the entire downtown square area is filled with many quaint shops, antique stores, resturants, wine bars, ice cream parlors and much, much more.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Denton County Courthouse on the Square is, in itself, a museum. The first floor contains the actual museum with the history of Denton County and its early settlers. The Commissioner's Courtroom is a step back in time with the Commissioner's bench and audience chairs that reflect a bygone era.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Courthouse is certainly worth seeing. It is lovely at night, when it is lit; and it is architecturally interesting, when seen during the day. Don't miss the museum inside.

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