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Texas Heroes Museum at the Old Fayette County Jail

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Great place to visit !

We had a very warm welcome in that historic place. Once a jail, now a museum. Stop in La Grange and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patrick P
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Jail as well as Military exhibit was great.

My husband and I visited this museum on Saturday and had a very enjoyable time. The guide was very... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Phyllis R
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4 weeks ago
“Great place to visit !”
Aug 20, 2018
“Jail as well as Military exhibit was great.”
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The Old Fayette County Jail was opened in 1883. It was in operation for 102 years. Today it is the home of the Texas Heroes Museum, honoring Texans who have served from the time of the Texas Revolution to present day conflicts around the world to...more
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171 S Main St, La Grange, TX 78945-2612
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very warm welcome in that historic place. Once a jail, now a museum. Stop in La Grange and visit !

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My husband and I visited this museum on Saturday and had a very enjoyable time. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. This would be great for families with children to give them more information on the different conflicts this country has been involved in....More

Thank Phyllis R
Charles M, Manager at Texas Heroes Museum at the Old Fayette County Jail, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Texas Heroes Museum. We agree that it's a great place for families to learn about the people and events of our history. If you are back in town -- please come again! Texas Heroes Museum

Reviewed August 18, 2018

Very nice exhibits. The building itself is fabulous. The tour guide was friendly , knowledgeable and interesting. Worth your time to stop by.

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Charles M, Manager at Texas Heroes Museum at the Old Fayette County Jail, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank You for taking the time to review our museum. This allows others out there to know about us. It also let's us know you enjoyed your visit. As local veterans donate their momentos we change our displays. So, please come again! Texas Heroes Museum

Reviewed July 31, 2018

The building is archecturally interesting and the employees friendly, but the exhibits are not extensive.More

Thank Melissa Z
Charles M, Manager at Texas Heroes Museum at the Old Fayette County Jail, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Melissa, Thank you for visiting and your feedback. Yes, we have a limited number of exhibits at this time. We have been open less than two years, and we are adding artifacts every month. We are a volunteer organization (that's why we can afford to...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Worth the few steps from the La Grange town square. It also houses military exhibits tied to local heroes of various American conflicts. Be sure to accept the offer from the museum employees for a free guided tour, as they are locals and very well...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful building outside, such a jewel! The inside is a quick trip but full of history with even an original jail cell to go in and see. Make sure to get a quick tour with the volunteer there, you get so much more...More

Thank lobsterdog
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This old church-like building served as the Fayette County Jail through the 1980s. It has been restored and is the current home of the Texas Heroes Museum, which traces the military history of Fayette County residents. There are remnants of the jail, such as the...More

Thank garrwick66
Reviewed January 14, 2017

The architecture of this jail is so very interesting. It was built in 1883 in the Victorian Gothic Style of Architechture, and contained 2 stories of 8 cells per story. There is a small building on the grounds that was the "drunk tank". The actual...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Worth seeing the exterior; did not go inside; building has also been restored; former location of La Grange visitor center.

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Please visit our newly renovated Visitor Center at the Historic Casino Hall, 254 N. Jefferson Street!!!!

Thank Naomi R
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