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Hood County Jail and Historical Museum

208 N Crockett St, Granbury, TX 76048-2129
+1 817-573-5135
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Amazing History

This is an amazing collection of historical records and artifacts. The historical society has done... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Mokeecat
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Weatherford, Texas
Great side visit while you’re at the Square!

The history is interesting. You’ll learn a significant amount about Granbury — even if you’ve been... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Dianna_G
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Granbury 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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208 N Crockett St, Granbury, TX 76048-2129
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Reviewed 11 October 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

Thank Mokeecat
Reviewed 10 October 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
Reviewed 11 July 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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My husband and I visited the County Jail and Museum and found it to be great fun. Very interesting for all ages. Plus you get to see a real old time jail.

Thank ProudTxGrandma
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wow, I'm sure glad I wasn't born in the 1800's and felt the need to break the law. I wouldn't want to be a resident of this jail. It's tiny. We learned a lot about how it was run, how many sheriff's it had and...More

Thank travelbug7733
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fascinating! The cage is old school and you can finally learn the meaning of being in the "slammer".

Thank John W
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife stopped in on a vacation to the Hood County Museum had a great time people were very friendly and knowledgeable of the history spent quite a while just talking to people

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 16 March 2017

took our granddaughter to the "historic Granbury Square" and happened on this relic of a museum ...we all enjoyed the history of Granbury and the old jailhouse within...for $2 it's a rare find of cheap entertainment...got a great pic of my granddaughter in "the slammer"...lol

Thank garcoach1
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This jail was a fun insight into small Texas towns. The docents were friendly and had great stories for the various writings on the cell walls. They even locked us in the cage. I can't believe this jail was used into the 1970s! It's a...More

Thank jane92123
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I've lived in Granbury for 6 years and just last weekend I visited the Hood County jail for the first time. It is well worth the 2 dollar admission. Hard to believe the jail was built in 1888 and held prisoners until the late 40's....More

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