Ghosts of the Georgetown Square Tours

ghost tour georgetownJoin Williamson Museum docents as they tell the stories of the ghosts who have haunted local places for more than a hundred years. Ghosts of the Georgetown Square tours are held every First Friday at 8pm, February-November. Tickets may be purchased via phone 512-943-1670 or at the museum including night of the tour.

For more information, please visit: williamsonmuseum.org/events/category/events/

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.  Please contact the Williamson Museum for the tour schedule.

Public Art

georgetown's newest muralGeorgetown has public art around the Square, in parks, on Southwestern University’s campus, at the public library, and elsewhere.

The City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board borrows, purchases, or commissions murals, sculptures, paintings, and even utility box wraps. The meaning and awareness of place and space created by these works extend the creative experience that visitors to the City enjoy. Visit the pages in the Arts Gallery for all the latest murals, sculptures, and other public art: arts.georgetown.org/art/public-art/

The Williamson Museum

Williamson Museum716 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.

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.

Free Historic Courthouse Tours

historic courthouse in georgetownDowntown Square
512-943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Enjoy an entertaining tour while learning some of the rich Williamson County and Georgetown history! The Williamson Museum provides free guided tours of the beautiful historic Williamson County Courthouse. Tours are Fridays beginning at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.  Plan to arrive at the museum a few minutes early and you may want to call ahead to confirm tours as they are subject to change, 512-943-1670.

Historic Downtown

Georgetown Lockett Building

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.

Stop by the Visitors Center at 103 W. 7th Street and pick up a map brochure to take a self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Georgetown.

We also have online guides available for you:
Click here to see the Historic Downtown Walking Tour Guide.
Click here to see the Downtown Georgetown Directory.

If you would like to arrange for a free guided tour, please call the Williamson Museum at 512-943-1670 two weeks in advance.

 

 

Willie’s General Store

Williamson Museum716 South Austin Avenue
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Located inside the Williamson Museum, Willie’s General Store offers a great selection of books about Williamson County and Texas history.  From wooden tops to train whistles to quilting kits and Black Powder candy, the Museum Store offers fun toys and candy for the little historians in your family.  Local handmade products such as soap and jewelry are also available.

 

Berry Springs Park and Preserve

Berry Springs Park and PreserveMain Entrance: 1801 C.R. 152
512-943-1920
wilco.org/berry-springs-park

Williamson County’s Berry Springs Park and Preserve is located on 300-acres along Berry Springs between I.H. 35 and C.R. 152 with the main entrance off of C.R. 152. Berry Springs Park and Preserve is utilized for passive recreational uses including camping, hiking and fishing. The park features a 2.5 mile hike/bike trail that will eventually connect to Georgetown Parks and Recreation trails. For camping and pavilion, plus history at Berry Springs please visit their website!