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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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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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It was fun and very interesting seeing the old jail. It only takes a few minutes and it is worth while your in the square to stop by and take a look around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was fun and very interesting seeing the old jail. It only takes a few minutes and it is worth while your in the square to stop by and take a look around.

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Lindale, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were in Granbury this past weekend (April 4).......took this tour with the two teenagers who loved it!! Richard was giving us good scares and knows his history! Amazing little Texas treasure and worth the $2!

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Houston
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Worth the couple of dollars you pay. The folks who volunteer to tell you about the history are very friendly and informative. It's a very small but pretty cool little jail house, with some pretty good war time letters and artifacts from the day in this spot. Donate and enjoy for about 20 minutes.

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Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I will tip this review from 3.5 stars to 4 stars because there is a surprising amount of antiques and information housed in a small space and because the volunteers really enhance the visit with folklore and stories. We didn't expect to spend as much time as we did looking and reading about the jail and the county's history. The... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Richard, the jail museum's former host was a hoot~ Sure do miss him. Plenty to look at here. Plan to take your time and carefully look through the stash of history kept locked up inside the jail museum. Everybody can afford to go here~

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Mauriceville, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The history of this old jail is fascinating. The prefabricated cellblock built inside the existing cellblock was interesting. There are some typewriters on display that predate anything I have ever seen.

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Granbury, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We were so impressed with the history in this town. The jail is like stepping back in time. You get to tour the whole jail. Nothing is off limits. We were the only ones in there. The guides were so informative. I would highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'm not a history buff in any way shape or form. I leave that to my husband. What I will say is when we visited it on Sunday, I had a change of heart. The two tour guides made for a very pleasant experience. Their passion for history made me want to hear more. If you're in town, be sure... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Kept meaning to go in when we'd visit Granbury ... Glad we finally did! Tour guides were very informative. Exhibits were displayed well with lots of good information - learned a lot! Jail cells upstairs were very fascinating. Tour guides very welcoming, informative and happy to answer any questions. Don't miss it!!

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Arkansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited the jail and there was a volunteer tour guide who took us upstairs to see the jail and answered our questions. Small and crowded but worth the time.

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