Thank you for considering a visit to our charming little town! Granbury, Texas has so much to offer, especially for history buffs!
Granbury and Hood County are rich in frontier folklore and Texas history. Granbury is a door to yesterday with its Victorian architecture and charming country spirit that celebrates the culturally diverse. You will find that historic preservation has been a priority of our proud community.
The Granbury Courthouse Square became the first in Texas to be added to the National Register of Historic Places, and was the model for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Program. It has been described as "one of the most complete examples of a late 19th century courthouse square in Texas." The readers of Texas Highways magazine voted Granbury as "The best Town Square in Texas," in 1998.
Our history serves as great attractions for our visitors. The restored 1886 Opera House still is a great venue for live theatrical performances, and the Brazos Drive-in is one of only a handful left in the state. You'll find stately turn-of-the-century homes that now serve as bed and breakfasts. Granbury Area Bed and Breakfast Reservation Information
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Heritage passed down from stories lived and told by ancestors of our local citizens create colorful first-person sagas not found in any history book. You can easily imagine a warm summer night when John St. Helen, and J. Frank Dalton swapped stories by a campfire on the banks of the Brazos River. Granbury is rich in these legends and "history's mysteries." You'll find sites and tales surrounding John Wilkes Booth, Jesse James, Davy Crockett, and the hanging tower at the Old Jailhouse. Granbury Cemetery is the resting place for General Hiram B. Granbury; Jessie James; and Ashley Crockett, grandson of Davy Crockett. Our Walking Driving Tour provides visitors with dozens of historic sites that take you back to the sparsely populated, rough-and-tumble frontier of yesterday and Granbury's historic town square teeming with horse-drawn wagons and buggies.
Come prepared to enjoy the old legends and historic tales of Hood County as you tour through the scenic countryside. Granbury's Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes is always presented the first weekend in December, and one that you will not want to miss! Baker St. Harbour Waterfront Bed and Breakfast was honored to be on the tour in 2001, as well as 2004!
"Goodbye to a River", by John Graves, 1960, gives insight to the dynamics of damming The Brazos River in Granbury, Texas, as more history was being written. Baker St. Harbour Waterfornt B&B has been honored for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 award for excellence from Tripadvisor.
Granbury has an ongoing commitment to preservation that has been nationally recognized. Involvement with the "Texas Lakes Trail" initiative and the "Wind Power Trail" consortium keeps our heritage in the forefront and make today's efforts our building blocks on the foundation of our heritage. Come to Granbury, Texas and stay a day or two or longer! There are plenty of attractions and entertainment to fill your time, or you can just relax and enjoy the magical ambience of our little country town!
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