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Hood County Jail and Historical Museum

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208 N Crockett St, Granbury, TX 76048-2129
+1 817-573-5135
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Awesome time!!

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit. The lady there was so nice and very knowledgeable of not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jose H
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Tour of Hood County Jail/Museum

Lots of history in this place! The nice lady that’s been there for 2 months was very kind and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lucyluharb
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Denison, Texas
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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208 N Crockett St, Granbury, TX 76048-2129
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+1 817-573-5135
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit. The lady there was so nice and very knowledgeable of not only the jail, but the history of Granbury in general. We had a great time and we highly recommend you taking the time to visit the...More

Thank Jose H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of history in this place! The nice lady that’s been there for 2 months was very kind and knowledgeable. I love creepy things/paranormal and when you go upstairs to the cells for the inmates it’s intriguing! Favorite place we went to for our visit...More

Thank lucyluharb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, so in the interest of transparancy I need to tell you up front that I have volunteered here so I may have a bit of a bias but I will try to tell you my impressions as someone who went for the first time...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Awesome and cool. Try and read everything that they have on the walls in there; very historical. We have brought most of our visitors to see this historical building

Thank Big Daddy M
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Only costs two dollars to see a lot of history. The self guided tour includes the jail plus a house down the street.

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

My father and I were celebrating his birthday in the area and decided to see the Hood County Jail and Historical Museum based upon its stellar TripAdvisor reviews. To be honest, I thought this would be made enjoyable by small town hokeyness rather than any...More

3  Thank Jay_the_Triathlete
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

If you can’t climb stairs, like myself, don’t go. But wife and friend from India loved it. The docents are very knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of local history. The building contains an in-building gallows plan that was never used. The cells have graffiti from prisoners...More

Thank PapaKoolKat
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

This is an amazing collection of historical records and artifacts. The historical society has done a beautiful job of collecting and showcasing the history of this area. I would highly recommend stopping by for a visit. They are open on weekends. They close at 4p.m....More

1  Thank Mokeecat
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The history is interesting. You’ll learn a significant amount about Granbury — even if you’ve been here 20 years! So take your family and friends that visit. Or if you’re in town just to enjoy a B&B — this is a great add to your...More

Thank Dianna_G
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

My kids really enjoy this museum. They love going up the narrow rickety stairs and checking out the original jail cells. I enjoy all the history were surrounded by while were there. They asked to revisit each time we're over on that side of town,...More

Thank QwnBri
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