Historic Williamson County Courthouse Tours

 

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.

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.

Blue Hole


100 Blue Hole Park, Georgetown, Texas
Map

Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer! Blue Hole Park is open from dawn until dusk. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is at W. Second Street and Rock Street. Free public parking is available at the corner of 3rd Street and Rock Street in the parking lot or the parking garage. For more information, please go to parks.georgetown.org/blue-hole.

Inner Space Cavern

Inner Space Cavern4200 S. IH-35
(512) 931-CAVE
innerspacecavern.com

Inner Space is a living cave, which means that its formations are continuing to develop and take shape. For over 80,000 years the cavern has been constantly changing, allowing for spectacular displays and breathtakingly beautiful  formations. Inner Space Caverns has a friendly kennel available free of charge for visiting pets as they wait for their owners.

Lake Georgetown

lake-georgetown500 Lake Overlook Dr.
(512) 930-5253
www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/georgetown

For the more serious angler or water enthusiast, this 1200 acre lake offers boating, skiing, fishing, four separate camping areas, a wildlife preserve and 16 miles of hiking trails. Cedar Breaks Park and Jim Hogg Park have boat ramps and camping facilities with RV hook-ups and restrooms with showers. Russell Park has both a camping and swimming area, a boat ramp and restrooms with showers. Tejas Park offers primitive camping and picnic areas. Fishing is some of the best in the region, with small and largemouth bass, white bass, flathead and channel cat.

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.

City Lights Theatres

city-lights-movie-theater-georgetown-tx420 Wolf Ranch Parkway
(512) 868-9922
citylightstheatres.com

The City Lights 12-screen movie theater features an Art Deco style that hearkens back to the Golden Age of film. Have dinner at City Café, a full-service restaurant in the lobby. A unique and fun venue for corporate meetings, all theatres are equipped with digital projectors and video conferencing technology.

 

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.

 

Southwestern University

Southwestern University is the oldest chartered university in Texas. The campus, located on 700 acres, is one of the most beautiful and architecturally resplendent in the state, with Gothic style buildings dating back to the 1800’s. Southwestern has consistently been rated as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation, fostering a community of lifelong learners.

1001 E. University Ave.
(512) 863-6511
http://www.southwestern.edu