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Granbury's Railroad Depot Museum

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Address: 109 E. Ewell, Granbury, TX 76048-8623
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Granbury's depot was constructed in 1914 and is an example of a typical...

Granbury's depot was constructed in 1914 and is an example of a typical Texas train station. The current building replaces an earlier depot, which was constructed in 1887 when the railroad first came to the area. It was destroyed by fire in 1912. The current structure was described as a "modern passenger and freight depot". The Ft. Worth and Rio Grande Railroad came to Granbury in 1887. To enable travelers to visit between Granbury and Ft. Worth, residents paid a railroad $25,000 to run a line between the two cities. This caused a growth spurt in Granbury and an economic boon.

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NICE TOUR AND VERY INFORMATIVE

We always wondered what depot building was so one day during a square event, we stopped. It was very informative and the workers were genuinely excited about Granbury history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have old records and genealogy of early Granbury families. Limited opening times. Might call ahead

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Granbury, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

drive by and see it and then go. its very original and fun to see but its a 5 minute attraction. close to the square . do the square and the jail with the railroad museum. overall a good time.

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Thank smithspine
Granbury, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always wondered what depot building was so one day during a square event, we stopped. It was very informative and the workers were genuinely excited about Granbury history attached to the depot.

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Thank pumpjsck
Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is really a nice rail road attraction. Well kept and maintained and has some neat historical pieces.

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Thank TheTravelingTwoo
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is an interesting historical place to visit or to search the archives of county records. This would be especially worthwhile for children, and you don't need to spend a lot of time there to get a feel for the past.

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Thank ProfDallas
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The citizens of Granbury had to pay $25,000 for the railroad to stop in Granbury. That was quite a lot of money in the 1880's. This is just one of the facts I learned by reading the exhibits at the RR Museum. If you are interested in local history, this is a great place to get a little more of... More 

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Thank capitollover
Acton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not worth driving to Granbury just for this attraction, but worth stopping by to see if already here. We've visited many museums over the years, but never an old Railroad Depot. Interesting pictures on the walls and apparently a true depiction of how these depots use to look. The place is nicely maintained.

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Thank SouthernBoy2000
Richardson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Free admission lots of artifacts about past history from 1870's Telegraph, old photos of station You can leave tips for their maintenance

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Thank Rajesh R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by here just to kill some time. When we walked in we found a single volunteer working there. She was more than happy to give us a tour and tell us everything she knew about the local railroad. Which was a lot. I could tell she was passionate about the history of this railroad and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We visited this place, as I have an interest in the local history of Granbury, and my partner was interested in sourcing some family history. Very friendly people there, who chatted to us, showed us around the small station and talked very knowledgeably about the history of the station. There are 4 rooms to look at in this perfectly preserved... More 

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