10 Reasons To Visit Historic Downtown Granbury
It’s unique history along the Brazos River, now impounded by Lake Granbury, gives this beautiful Courthouse Square it’s character. The shops and stores have all embraced Granbury’s history to make it a destination in North Texas!
The Historic Granbury Square has great shops, restaurants and much, much more!
1. The Hood County Courthouse Constructed in 1890-91 from a design by Waco architect W.C. Dodson, the three story limestone structure reflects the then popular French Second Empire architectural style. The 3-story clock tower features an 1890 Seth Thomas clock. Tours are available by appointment.
2. Granbury Opera House The crown jewel of Granbury’s arts scene is the newly refurbished Granbury Opera House. Originally built in 1886, the Opera House has been painstakingly renovated to the period, boasting elaborate, imported chandeliers, elegant twin curved staircases, the original limestone walls, filigree iron balcony railings, pressed-tin-inspired acoustic ceiling tiles and an intimate seating arrangement which guarantees you’ll have the best seat in the house regardless of where you’re seated. The Opera House draws arts patrons from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is home to the Granbury Theatre Company which produces 8-10, standing-ovation-worthy productions throughout the year.
3. Hood County Jail and Museum The historic jail is now home to the Hood County Museum. If you love history, you’ll also want to visit the Bridge Street History Center Museum and the Granbury Historic Railroad Museum.
4. Granbury Live is a fun live music venue in Downtown!
5. Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten Enjoy dining in or out in the biergarten at this unique restaurant on the square!
6. The Historic Nutt House Hotel Located directly on the Historic Downtown Square in Granbury, Texas, this one of a kind structure was built of hand-hewn Texas limestone and east Texas cypress wood in 1893 by brothers Jacob, Jesse and David Lee Nutt. On August 31, Haunted Rooms America is offering a Ghost Hunt Package.
7. Silver Saddle Saloon Wild west ice cream barlour located on Granbury Square, combining two of our all-time favorite indulgences (ice cream and alcohol) and bringing people together… tastefully!
8. St. Helen’s is one of the many unique little shops along the Granbury City Square, featuring boutique items. You’ll want to take the Granbury Ghost Tour to learn how they got their name.
9. Granbury Ghost and Legends Tour Offered every Friday and Saturday night, year-round, this fun tour takes you around the square and into the history of the town!
10. Merry Jayne’s We love nostalgic candy shops, and if you do too, you’ll love Merry Jayne’s, which also serves up Blue Bell Ice Cream!
Granbury Visitors Center
201 E. Pearl St., Granbury
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