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Hood County Jail and Historical Museum

208 N. Crockett Street, Granbury, TX
(817) 573-5135
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Granbury
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It's hot and a little claustrophobic, and there are some steep stairs, but don't miss this if you're a history buff or if you just like quirky. I agree with reviewers who enjoyed this little gem. The lady who gave us the talk up front was entertaining and informative, and the museum in the back (where the jailer and his... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

They people that work there know so much about the jail and are happy to share any information asked. The jail cells upstairs are so neat to look at, along with all the artifacts collected downstairs. Its only $2 so it is definitely worth looking at

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Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our tour guide was funny and pointed out the most interesting items in the museum. Worth the small fee to visit.

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Denton, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Well worth the $2 admission price. The staff members were very knowledgeable and would chat about exhibits if you wanted, or let you discover on your own, if you prefer. They pack quite a bit in this tiny building. The old cells are really eerie and I am so glad we dropped in. Very unique.

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Temple, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had a great tour of the jail/museum. The tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable! It was an interesting tour.

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Granbury
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

While you stroll around the Historic square in Granbury. You will want to add this attraction to your list. With many new stores, restaurants & the opening of the new opera house. Come enjoy your visit :)

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Tyler, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My husband and I toured the jail and found it to be very interesting. The lady taking donations was very kind and informative about the jail itself as well as the downstairs area, which houses tons of history!

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Winnsboro, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great way to spend a few hours and see what a real Texas, small town, jail was like. The gallows are still there. Tour was much better than expected.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We went to kill time lol. We actually enjoyed it. It was cheap and very educational. The guy was a hoot tried to scare me but I didn't scream. :) something cool to check out if in the area

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I have always walked past the Jail museum after shopping in the town square, and finally decided to venture in last Saturday during their tour hours (1-4pm). What a fun, random tour and historical museum it was! We were greeted by the friendly staff and shared the tour with another couple around our age. We were lead... More

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