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Hood County Jail and Historical Museum

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Address: 208 N. Crockett Street, Granbury, TX
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+1 817-573-5135
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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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Very nice in Hood County History

You won't get disappointed in your visit here. There is a lot of Hood Country history. And the folks that volunteer here are awesome. Always have an answer for any question you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gary M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You won't get disappointed in your visit here. There is a lot of Hood Country history. And the folks that volunteer here are awesome. Always have an answer for any question you might have. You could spend a lot of time in here and it would be worth it. We really enjoyed out visit.

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Thank Gary M
Port Lavaca, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It cost us $2 each to visit the jail. It was VERY interesting! It had a lot to see from the cells to the old artifacts in there. There was so much history and the people who volunteer there are awesome! They know everything about this place! It is a great place to visit and we would recommend it very... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

It was mostly history of the jail but they were a few other historical items not related to the jail that ere interesting.

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celina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

The tour was wonderful. So much time, pride and knowledge in this old prison. Take some time and see it

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Thank Texpart
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

We visited the old Jail house, the guys there were awesome. They gave us the history of the jail and the history of Granbury. We learned a lot and the tour was very interesting and enjoyable.

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The Colony, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Made this part of our day trip. Pretty cool to see a jail that old and the stories that come with it. Who knew that much history could come out if this little town. Margaret Ann was a delight and very informative. For 2$ a person, why not spend an hour here. Right outside of the square.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I needed a weekend away and decided Granbury fit the bill. We stumbled on this historical treasure while walking around the square downtown just enjoying the weather and sites. The old jail is not very big but it is filled with history and interesting tidbits throughout. We found the tour guide pleasant and friendly. This little jail... More 

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The Old Jail and museum is an interesting stop while touring the downtown square in Grandbury. I was there on a busy Saturday and the small jail was very crowded. The downstairs former living quarters contains interesting historical artifacts and many historical pictures. The upstairs jail area contains the old cells and is a grim place. The volunteers at the... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

My boys(including my husband) always complain when I take them to historical sites and museums. 9 and 11 years. We ate at Babes, toured the jail and got some icecream at The Nutshell bakery. We loved this place. Looks small but lots to see. Very interesting. The guides are very knowledgeable and tell you crazy stories of escape, let your... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the visit to the old jail. Only $2 donation to get in. Very friendly staff. Beautiful little town.

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