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Hood County Jail and Historical Museum

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Address: 208 N Crockett St, Granbury, TX 76048-2129
Phone Number: (817) 573-5135
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Very interesting old jail in historic Granbury. The cemetary in town also has Davy Crockett's family plot including his wife. Very interesting place indeed

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Danny D
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Cleburne, Texas
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Cleburne, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting old jail in historic Granbury. The cemetary in town also has Davy Crockett's family plot including his wife. Very interesting place indeed

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Thank Danny D
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Margaret Ann gave us such an incredible informal tour - showing us what we didn't want to miss along the way, then gave us plenty of time to look around. Terrifying account of prison conditions as recent as 1977. Women were allowed to be put away for "lunacy", which means any time she fought with her husband, she could be... More 

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Thank Pat B
Frisco, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are a Texas history buff, this is a great tour for you. The guides add excellent background to the tour and are well-versed on the history of the jail & Hood County.

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Thank FlyboyTX
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a small building off the town square. Admission is $2 each. The volunteers do a nice overview and share interesting stories about the history of the area. It is an interesting detour and well worth the admission price!

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Thank James M
Rockwall, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small jail holds a LOT of historic pictures, artifacts and and a creepy "haunted" jail house. Admission is $2.00 for adults and worth every dime!

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Thank Dvillafa
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a quick stop at this Museum, and we were amazed about all the history and cool stuff. You can tell how proud and well informed was the tour guide about the museum. Worthed the $2 donation!

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Thank Yomairamaldonado
Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the $2 donation. The volunteer staff do an excellent job of walking you thru the past. There is lots to see and read

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Thank kikitup
Pasadena, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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