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! It’s a great place to visit during one of the fun festivals, such as the HomeTown 4th of July Weekend, or anytime of the year!

1. Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten   We love German food, and Ketzler’s is really good! They’ve recently moved to a new, larger location, still on the square, but it does lack some of the charm of their previous location, which they still have and are opening a fish and chips restaurant.

2. 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.

Hood County Courthouse in Granbury Texas

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Granbury Live  is a fun live music venue in Downtown!

7. The Historic Nutt House Hotel  Now Closed 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.

8. 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!

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!

Hood County Courthouse in Granbury, TX.

While in Granbury, be sure to visit their fun and free Granbury City Beach Park, or head over to the Brazos Drive In to watch a movie under the stars!

 Granbury Visitors Center

201 E. Pearl St., Granbury

Click HERE to visit their website.

Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun!


Having Fun in the TEXAS Sun is on PINTEREST! Use it as a quick resource to find activities in different Texas towns! Click HERE!

© Having Fun in the Texas Sun, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Having Fun in the Texas Sun with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.