Tour Map


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. Historic First Christian Church 300 E. Bridge St.

A one room Greek Revival clapboard-style church built in 1889.

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 into the beautifully renovated theatre. It now graces the historic town square with its first-rate theatre, concerts and civic events.  The lobby will be available to be seen during the event hours.  Tours inside the theatre will be Friday 5:00 – 6:00 and Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 and 5:00 – 6:30 only. 

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  The original cells are still in place, and the downstairs is filled with local artifacts and historical documents.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. During the event hours there will be a telegrapher demonstrating how messages were sent to other train stations.  They will have two model trains on display.

9. Historic Nutt Hotel 119 E. Bridge St.

Built in 1893 and has been in continuous use as a lodging house since 1910.  During the weekend’s festivities, they are hosting a Christmas bake sale and serve as the location of the horse carriage pick-up.

10. 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.

11. The Shanley House 222 N. Travis St.

Built in 1886 and originally constructed as a gristmill, grinding various types of grains.  It is now the Lake Granbury Center for Arts.

12. The President’s House  

801 Lipan Highway

Built by D.C. Cogdell in the 1870’s, the 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 house is currently being restored by Preserve Granbury.  The oak tree on the property is 500 years old.

13. Yeats-Duke Cabin 214 N. Crockett St.

Built in 1858 for the Yeats family, this is the oldest preserved building in Granbury and has a hidden secret in the walls.  Come visit the Artisan Teddy Bear Shop where Santa’s Workshop will have teddy bear making demonstrations along with spinning wheel demonstrations that are held during event hours on Saturday.