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 12 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 events hours, be sure to see the nativity display, Away in a Manager. Includes 1000+ nativity scenes from 87 countries.
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. Courthouse will be open for tours Saturday only from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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. It completes the historic town square with first-rate shows, concerts and civic events. The lobby will be available to be seen from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Purchase your tickets to see A Christmas Carol at the box office within the lobby.
5. Jefferson Newton Nutt Doll House
421 E. Bridge 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 filed with local artifacts and historical documents.
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 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. 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. Yeats-Duke Cabin
214 N. Crockett St Built circa 1858 built by Austin Yeats for his family. The original log cabin (oldest preserved building in Granbury) is enclosed within the exterior structure. They feature artifacts from the 1800’s and history on textiles from cotton to weaving. Also, they educate about the World War II sewing room that was here in Granbury.
11. 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.
12. 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.