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Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

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Not really a museum...

Free. It was pretty vacant on Thanksgiving week, but this is a gem building and interior. We just... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Waco, Texas
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History at It’s Best

What a history lesson one learns in this Court House. Located right in the center of town. Lots... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Gene R
Kemah, Texas
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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 The Denton County Courthouse-on the Square Museum is a unique repository of exhibits, special collections, and historical documents that provide visitors with an overview of the communities and...more
110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201-4116
+1 940-349-2850
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Not much to see at this museum. They do have a nice gun selection. Not very many items on exhibit. Allow about a half hour, that's plenty of time. It's free, thank goodness.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Free. It was pretty vacant on Thanksgiving week, but this is a gem building and interior. We just wandered around on our own. Beautiful elevators. Interesting WWII cases with ration cards, old recipe books, posters. Building itself has gorgeous old safes (go to basement) and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

What a history lesson one learns in this Court House. Located right in the center of town. Lots of history and explanations about Denton. Lots of history that most residents don’t even know so please allow time to read and look. We will be back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gene R
Reviewed August 6, 2018

So nice to be able to look at Denton's history, museum is well organized artifacts are in such great condition. It took me about and hour to read and look at everything.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank octopus1947
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Denton's Courthouse and Square are so well maintained and beautifully landscaped, and we really enjoyed our afternoon on the square. It's definitely worth a visit while you're in the area as it's one of Texas' prettiest.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Saw the lights 2 blocks away and had to investigate. Glad we did. The courthouse was beautiful. Lots to see and do around the square, even late at night.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Lovely historic building with live music and beautiful flowers. Would def recommend and will definitely return.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pepslittleone
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Very historic place , the architecture is fantastic here, worth a stop here to check out all the items they have in here, very interesting if you are a history buff, very nice

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank 743clarkg
Reviewed March 11, 2018

We were too early and nothing was open on Sunday. Took my picture of a very nice building with the ever present homeless.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Starviagera
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

The courthouse on the square in Denton is one of the wonderful architectural building ingredients center of the square. Is beautiful during the day but even more spectacular lit up at night. The museum shows much of the local history and is very informative to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank kkw42107
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March 28, 2018|
Response from ccera | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they have reopened. There was a large fire in a building on the square a few months back and the museum had some smoke damage. I am sorry that I don't have any other information for you
December 26, 2017|
Response from ccera | Reviewed this property |
There was a large fire early this morning on the Denton Square. The courthouse was not affected but I'm not sure about the days or times open.
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April 8, 2016|
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Response from txabby | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am an officiant ,musician and photographer and have done many weddings there and they are all so historically fun and unique. It is a great place for unusual pictures there in the court house and around the square... More