The Williamson Museum

williamson-museum-georgetown-tx716 South Austin Avenue
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

The Williamson Museum promotes the unique culture and heritage of Williamson County with their exhibits, educational programming, monthly hands-on events and other events for the public.  The Museum also provides tours of the Historic Williamson County Courthouse. The Museum is open Wednesday – Friday, noon – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Also, stop by on First Fridays, 6 – 8 p.m.

Boomtown Escapes

Boomtown Escape Rooms are “boomtown” themed and will require your team to work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and race against the clock to break out. Communication, creativity, and grit are keys to success! The Lounge is a comfortable space that will be available to you both before or after your Escape Room adventure. You’re welcome to grab a drink and a strategy game or puzzle to bookend your visit. It is also available for private events during the week! Located in Georgetown, on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, Boomtown offers an activity that honors our rich history while offering an innovative form of entertainment. For more information, please check their website, Boomtown Escape Rooms or facebook.com/pg/BoomtownEscapes.

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Georgetown Art Center

georgetown-art-center816 S. Main Street
(512() 930-2583
GeorgetownArtCenterTx.org

Immerse yourself in art. Located in the Historic Firehouse No. 1 (circa 1892), the new Georgetown Art Center, managed by the local nonprofit organization Georgetown Art Works, offers the community a place to appreciate art at every level. The Art Center hosts the works of a nationally renowned artist each month and features the arts and crafts of local artisans in the gift shop.

Historic Downtown

103 W. 7th Street
(800) 436-8696

Stroll beautiful downtown Georgetown and appreciate some of the finest Victorian architecture in the state of  Texas. Unique shopping and delicious dining are some of the options which await you. Or, simply enjoy the restored historic buildings and landmark descriptions that describe a portion of Georgetown’s rich history. Call in advance for a guided tour, please call in advance. For more information and to download a self-guided walking tour, click here. For a preview of the Historic Downtown Tour, click here.

Old Williamson County Jail

312 Main Street

circa 1888. The lawlessness of the frontier days prompted county fathers to commission this imposing fortress-like jail, the county’s fourth. The limestone building with crenelated parapet was designed by prominent Waco architects, Dodson and Dudley, in a style reminiscent of the French Bastille. This historic building no longer serves as a jail, but has become a landmark, housing offices in downtown Georgetown.

 

Old U.S. Post Office

circa 1931. Buff-colored brick offset with terra cotta and marble trim was used to construct the Georgetown Revival-style post office, the only example of this architectural style in Georgetown. The dormer windows, roofline balustrade, classical pilasters, round keystone arched windows, and handsome broken scroll pediment over the entrance are typical Georgetown Revival details. In 1895, a frame structure on this site housed a livery stable and undertaker.

113 E. 8th Street

Masonic Lodge

circa 1900. With an onion dome spire soaring majestically from the corner tower, the Lodge became a major element in Georgetown’s streetscape and skyline. The Belford Lumber Company selected heavily resticated limestone with which to construct the building, which features arched door and window openings. The ground floor first housed a drugstore and, for a time, the post office before a furniture store took possession. The Masons continued to meet upstairs until 1982 when the building was sold.

701 Main Street

Veteran’s Memorial Plaza

2 Texas Drive
(512) 864-1200

The Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial honors all veterans who have served in our military services. The memorial plaza is lined with 2500 engraved bricks; two walls: the 16-foot Williamson County Memorial Wall and a second, 82-foot limestone Memorial Wall; and nine granite plates engraved with the names of Williamson County residents who had given their lives in either World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Memorial Day and Veterans Day Services are held every year which are open to the public.

 

Historic Williamson County Courthouse

 

710 Main Street
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Visible for miles around, the imposing beautiful neoclassical structure is the focal point of the central business district and the fifth structure to serve as a county courthouse. Austin architect C.H. Page designed the building, projecting porticoes supported by Ionic columns, and classic pediment and balustrade detailing. The courthouse was restored to its original splendor in 2007.  Tours given on most Friday and Saturday afternoons at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.