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Hood County Jail and Historical Museum

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Address: 208 N. Crockett Street, Granbury, TX
Phone Number: (817) 573-5135
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The museum is housed in an authentic old western jail built in 1885 and...

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. The main floor houses exhibits on Hood County history covering David Crockett's descendants, General Granbury's tombstone, the Colony, Jesse James, John Wilkes Booth, Bell Starr, Comanche Peak, Barnard's Trading Post, the Brown family piano, and much more. It is recommended to call museum in advance.

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Very interesting!

Lots of historic documentation and artifacts. So very worth $2! The cage upstairs is a sobering thought!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of historic documentation and artifacts. So very worth $2! The cage upstairs is a sobering thought!

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Thank ChestersMommy
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our tour of the jail. It was interesting to see the living quarters of the sheriff and the actual jail cells used a long tie ago.

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Thank GlendaKHouston_Texas
Argyle, Texas
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum packs a lot of history and artifacts into a relatively small space. Interesting to see and sort of morbidly fascinating to imagine confinement in one of these small, stark cells. Definitely worth a stop if you're visiting the Granbury square.

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Thank ILoveTexas
Dallas, Texas
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95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The jail tour was both informative and fascinating. The "jailer" gave us the lowdown on local history. The exhibits were excellent, and the second floor with the formidable cells left me feeling happy to not have been incarcerated there!

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Thank ProfDallas
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Granbury has many old buildings to offer...and the jail is a good example choice to go see. The tour was informative and interesting.

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Thank Tim D
Weatherford, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

From the outside, the historic jail offers no look as to how daunting it is. Visit the jail cells and then tour the extensive accompanying museum. Limited hours, so check first.

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Thank Mark D
The Colony, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Great tour. Guide was very friendly and took the time to talk about the artifacts and history of the area with folks individually.

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Thank Donald S
Granbury, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Jail is wonderful to tour. Check out the Ghost Tour and add it on to the jail tour. It is well worth the time!!

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Thank pumpjsck
Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Very interesting visit. Tour guides were very informative. Had no idea the kind of history in this area.

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Thank Lauren H
Cleburne, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

When we arrived we saw numerous people inside but the doors were locked. When they finally unlocked the doors we walked from one room into another and heard people saying they were glad they had not been asked to pay. It looked very boring so we decided to leave and a gentlemen approached us and told us he wanted money,... More 

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Thank Trisha J

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