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Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

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Address: 110 West Hickory, Denton, TX 76201
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+1 940-349-2850

Courthouse on the Square image by Patricia Tieszen. The Denton County...

Courthouse on the Square image by Patricia Tieszen. The Denton County Courthouse-on the Square Museum is a unique repository of exhibits, special collections, and historical documents that provide visitors with an overview of the communities and residents which have contributed to the county's rich heritage. Whether you are an out-of-town visitor or a life-long resident, you will be both educated and entertained as you immerse yourself in Denton County's days gone by.

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Saturday Family Field Trip

The museum in the court house is excellent! The museum staff was very busy and extremely attentive to visitors. She answered questions and pointed out specific items.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shady Shores, TX
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Shady Shores, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum in the court house is excellent! The museum staff was very busy and extremely attentive to visitors. She answered questions and pointed out specific items.

Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great place to go learn a lot about the origins and history of Denton and Denton County. Lots of neat displays and facts abound in this historic courthouse built in the late 1800s and still a great building in use today. Not having visited the building in many years - a recent tour there revealed there is a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love walking the Square in the afternoon, stopping in for an ice cream and appreciate the beauty of the Court house.

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you have a little time on your hands and can appreciate well cared for historical buildings, you'll enjoy this Courthouse. Original in all ways except what runs through the walls (like computer cables), it's an interesting site. Not recommended for summers as they don't cool the main parts of the building, only office areas.

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I went there to attend a session of my conference and was amazed by the architectural design of the building.

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We learned a lot about Texas from this visit. The interactive displays were very good, the films an eye opener.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

It is a great historic structure. I'm glad it is being maintained in good shape. There are free outdoor music events most Saturday mornings at the courthouse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Our son and daughter in law just got married on the courthouse lawn. Everything was absolutely beautiful and they even provided security to make sure that the area was secure from outside people. I couldn't imagine anything better. Whether you are looking for a place to go visit some history or like my family you are looking for a place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. It showed a side to Denton and surrounding cities/neighborhoods that I would not have known otherwise. It lacks the extravagance of big city museums, but it still draws you in none the less. The interactive displays were especially enjoyable. I recommend it!

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Denton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

With regular exhibit changes this museum never gets boring. The quality of local history is outstanding and the Docents are helpful and friendly.

Thank Holly B

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