Where is Granbury – A Candlelight Tour?
Many of the sites for Granbury – A Candlelight Tour are centered around the Granbury Square. This is a self-guided tour to enjoy at your leisure. While many of the homes and sites are located just off the Granbury Square, this tour does require a good amount of walking. A map of the homes and sites included on the 2018 tour will be published on the website and in print before the event.
Where is Will Call?
Red on the Square
101 W. Pearl, Granbury, TX 76048
How do I stay informed on event changes or details?
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When do tickets go on sale?
Ticket reservation sales are now open.
Where is the closest ATM?
First National Bank of Granbury
101 E. Bridge St.
Granbury, TX 76048
What are the options for parking?
There are spaces available in the Granbury Square around the courthouse. In addition…
Granbury City Hall 116 W Bridge St, Granbury, TX 76048
E. Pearl St. Parking- Just east of the square there is parking available on your right on E. Pearl St.
Remote Parking- This parking lot has 82 spaces available. It is free to the public. You will find it adjacent to Shanley Park. It is located on Rucker St., between Houston St. and Crockett St.
Overflow Parking – available across the street from the Granbury Convention Center adjacent to Hewlett Park on E. Pearl St.
What is the difference between the pre-sale price and the day of price?
Ticket reservations purchased online before midnight on November 1st sell for $20.00 (20% off the full price). Ticket reservations purchased after November 1st will sell for the full price, $25.00.
Where are ticket sales the weekend of the event? What about before the event?
Tickets can be purchased at the HGMA booth inside Red on the Square throughout the weekend of the event. If you would like to purchase tickets in-person before the weekend of the tour, you may purchase tickets at Red on the Square.
Will there transportation between the homes?
You can drive your own vehicle to the homes, or there is a complimentary trolley that will pick up and drop off to all 6 homes.
Will there be carriage rides this year?
Carriage rides will not be offered this year.
Do I need tickets for the concerts at the Presbyterian Church?
No, all music concerts at presbyterian church are free and open to public.
Do I need tickets to tour the public buildings?
No, the 13 docent hosted public buildings free and open to the public. See a full list below:
1. Bridge Street History Center, 319 E. Bridge St.
A Greek Revival Plantation Style home built for David Lee Nutt in 1879. The home currently houses a museum dedicated to preserving the history of early residents of Granbury and Hood County.
2. Langdon Center, Concert Hall (Nativity Display), 300 E. Bridge St.
This one room clapboard-style church built in 1889 was originally the First Christian Church of Granbury. During event hours, be sure to see the nativity display, Away in a Manger.
3. Historic Hood County Courthouse, 133 E. Pearl St.
A three-story limestone structure constructed in 1890-1891. The Seth Thomas clock was installed upon completion in 1891.
4. Historic Granbury Opera House, 116 E. Pearl St.
Built in 1886, this Italianate theatre has evolved from a small town entertainment center to a beautifully renovated theatre venue. The lobby will be open on Saturday only from 10am – 1pm.
5. Jefferson Newton Nutt Doll Museum, 421 E. Bridge St.
Built in 1905 and is a Queen Ann style home that houses a collection of historic dolls from many locales and eras.
6. Historic Old Jail Museum, 206 N. Crockett St.
Built in 1885 and operated thru 1978; for 93 years served as the only jail of Hood County. The original cells are still in place, and the downstairs is filled with local artifacts and historical documents.
7. Historic Granbury Light Plant, E. Ewell & N. Brazos St.
Built in 1903 and generated electricity for the city of Granbury from 1904 – 1955.
8. Historic Granbury Railroad Depot, 109 E. Ewell St.
Built in 1914, this structure is representative of early 20th century rural Texas train stations. Saturday only from 12:00-9:00, telegrapher Jim Sargent from Fort Worth will be demonstrating how messages were sent to other train stations.
9. First Presbyterian Church, 309 W. Bridge St.
A modified Gothic-style structure built in 1896 adorned with beautiful stained glass windows and the original church bell that hangs in the steeple–topped tower.
10. Preserve Granbury Headquarters, 801 Lipan Highway
Built by D.C. Cogdell in the 1870’s, this house features a folk hall-and-parlor or”dog trot”. It is one of the few remaining board and batten homes in Hood County. The home has been restored by Preserve Granbury. The oak tree on the property is 500 years old. The Granbury Arts Alliance has graciously arranged for artists show there work in the Preserve Granbury House for your enjoyment.
11. Yeats-Duke Cabin, 214 N. Crockett St.
The original log cabin, built circa 1858 (oldest preserved building in Granbury), is enclosed within the exterior structure. It features artifacts from the 1800’s and a history on textiles from cotton to weaving. Visitors can also learn about the World War II sewing room.
12. LaRoe Picnic Green
This little cottage, adjacent to Shanley Park, was recently remodeled by the Lake Granbury Area Beautification Council. The property is decorated each Christmas and is a popular spot to take family pictures.
13. Memorial Lane, 561 N Travis St.
Memorial Lane is the location for 3 unique sites that join together to Remember and Honor all Heroes that have served as Firefighters, in the Military or in any Law Enforcement Agency. Past, Present, and Future are all Honored here!
*All ticket sales are final.
**Granbury – A Candlelight Tour is rain or shine.