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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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Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Fun tour

Stopped in for a quick visit. Lots of historical information and the tour guide was very helpful and informative. It's small so you can see it all pretty quickly and it's really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Pasadena, Texas
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Pasadena, Texas
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a quick visit. Lots of historical information and the tour guide was very helpful and informative. It's small so you can see it all pretty quickly and it's really cheap. My boys (8 &10) enjoyed it.

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Thank wolfcorn
Crosby, TX
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Docents were fantastic! Really cool tour! Loved the old jail and the history! A definite must see! They accept donations for admittance. Tip generously as this place runs on donations only.

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Thank Karen M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I took a day trip down to Granbury. The first thing my husband saw was the historic jail. After walking the square, we decided to get some cash and check it out. There is a bank right across the street if you need cash. It was $2 for each adult. The people volunteering there are very knowledgeable... More 

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Thank JessicaL5186
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit into Texas was Granbury. An amazing town and whilst there we found a true gem,the Hood County Jail. We had a very warm welcome by very knowledgeable local people, we found it quite a unique experience and strongly recommend a visit.

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Thank Gill C
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Granbury Ghost Walk and learned a little about the jail! It was very interesting! The fake little ghost in the window was hysterical! Love Granbury!

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Thank TravelSnobKate
Stephenville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building. It's all lit up in the evening. There were several groups geocashing while we were there. We got caught in the hunt too. I went inside on a tour the last time we were in town. Lots of history.

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Thank Jeff S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Loved the history of the place. My teenage children enjoyed it too! The man who worked there was very pleasant to talk to, and also very knowledgeable about the building.

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Thank Jennifer W
Granbury, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Wonderful little museum, right off of the town square. Fun and informative. Staff was awesome and shared wonderful tidbits about the jail and Hood county.

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Thank ChantelS361
Weatherford, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I took a tour with a large group. Two stories old rock building. I learned the story of the saying " in the Slammer! I enjoyed the story about Granbury's female with lots of kids. sheriff way back in the 1800's when that was frowned upon. The whole family lived in the jail house! Contains many furnishings and artifacts to... More 

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Thank TravelinTexans77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The curator is passionate about Hood County History, and knows it well. He was eager to share, and answer questions. The building and artifacts were very interesting. If you're in Granbury, you've got to stop in here!

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