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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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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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Just curious as to what a jail looks like.

We were just curious as we've never been in jail. The patrons to this place would never want a second visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Round Rock, Texas
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Cleburne, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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Rhome, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Kind of creepy but not really much to see here. It was very hot outside, and the a/c in the building is not good. The upper level has no a/c at all. Not good for small children.

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Round Rock, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were just curious as we've never been in jail. The patrons to this place would never want a second visit.

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TEXAS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

One block NE of the square, easy walking distance.Very interesting museum. The guide was a volunteer who is also a Granbury Police sergeant. He said he volunteers at the Museum a couple of times a month. Very interesting museum, plan on at least 45 minutes. You will find out where the term "slammer" came from.

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Granbury, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a great little gem in town, not only because its free, the volunteers are very knowledgeable and answered all our questions!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My Husband and my two children ( 3 & 5 years old ) took an hour to stop into the Hood County Jail and Historical Museum on our last visit to Granbury. My sister is a resident of the area, so we visit her family once a year from Hong Kong. Texas life is so different from uor busy city... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Even held the interest of a 16 year old...lots of history inside. Houses donations and artifacts. Very informative personnel. Just stumbled across it, glad we did!!

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This museum is located in the old Hood county jail and it's a nice place to tell the story of the county and even some it's law enforcement personnel though out the ages. Very interesting check it out

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The best part of the visit to the Hood County Jail and Museum is the interaction with the docents. They really know and love Granbury history, and make it come to life for visitors. This is a cash-only museum, but there is an ATM just across the street, so having to get cash is not an inconvenience. There are restrooms... More 

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Hurst, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Unique museum full of history, pictures and artifacts. It looks small on the outside but is worth seeing.

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