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Interesting History

Worth the few steps from the La Grange town square. It also houses military exhibits tied to local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
melendz
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What a beautiful building outside, such a jewel! The inside is a quick trip but full of history... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
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“Interesting History”
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“Quick Stop”
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The Old Fayette County Jail was opened in 1883 in in operation for 102 years. After a new jail was built, this beautiful historic building served as the office for the La Grange Chamber of Commerce and later as the Main Street Visitors Center. Today...more
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171 S Main St, La Grange, TX 78945-2612
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Melissa Z
Charles M, Manager at The Old Fayette County Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank melendz
Reviewed 30 January 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 18 January 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 15 January 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 19 November 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 22 October 2016

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

Thank Naomi R
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A museum housed in the old county jail with items of the area from years gone by. Those who like tidbits of Texas history will enjoy going through this museum.

Thank Tuna77573
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This was our first stop while visiting La Grange due to it being the visitor's center. The staff were super nice and gave an overview of the local history. The jail still has a cell that is on display and there are interesting historical items...More

Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Old Fayette County Jail was built in 1891 and is now a museum along with housing other offices. There have been sightings of ghosts and stories from those working in the building to not stay after dark because of them! Paranormal activity has been...More

Thank jaceetoo
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