Experience the Beauty and Charm of the “Texas Take” on the Victorian Age

Step Back in Time. Experience the American dream of our Forefathers and a treasure to be found right next door.

Take a stroll through the streets of a town built from a vision of what a community should be.  Historic Granbury was voted by readers of USA Today Travel – The Best Historic Small Town 3 years in a row! Granbury’s town square is first in Texas to be added to National Register of Historic Places and model for the National Trust’s Main Street program.

Built by courageous and hearty pioneers to be a beacon of civilization in the wilderness and lovingly preserved by generations who followed. The Historic Courthouse Square and Historic District in Granbury invites you to step back in time to experience the beauty and charm of the “Texas take” on the Victorian Age!  The 19th century architecture of brick and limestone on the bluff high above the waters of Lake Granbury on the Brazos River provide the fascinating and inspiring backdrop for your journey, but it is the people and their stories – both past and present – that will make your time here the memory of a lifetime.  In the present you will meet innkeepers and hoteliers who will welcome you to historic inns, waterfront resorts, and stately Bed & Breakfasts. Chefs and down home cooks are eager to treat your palate to both the comforting homeliness of good old southern food and the flavors of gourmet and international cuisines along with beverages from local wineries and a craft brewery.  

You will find artists creating beauty in their galleries, musicians and actors creating moments that touch your heart and soul on the stages of the Historic Granbury Opera House and the live musicians who come from all genre’s to play at The New Granbury Live.  In the historic buildings themselves you will meet enthusiastic, friendly merchants and entrepreneurs, carrying on a century and half old tradition of quality merchandise with caring customer service.  And as you walk through their buildings, stroll their stone sidewalks, visit museums and homes that tell their stories you will encounter the folks of the past, the visionaries and builders who forged a home in the wilderness. They will whisper to you of days gone by as they inspire you to make new memories, new romance, new history, new fun right here in Granbury- the place “Where Texas History Lives” and where the good old days are just minutes away. 

Written by Melinda Jo Ray for The Historic Granbury Merchants Association
The HGMA has been an active organization for the past 38 years, promoting the merchants who do business in the Historic District of Granbury, as well as other member businesses in the Greater Granbury area.

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