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Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

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Address: 110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201-4116
Phone Number: +1 940-349-2850
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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 The Denton County Courthouse-on the Square Museum is a unique repository of exhibits, special collections, and historical documents that provide visitors with an overview of the communities and residents which have contributed to the county's rich heritage.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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Beautiful architecture, but not a lot to see

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... read more

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Margriet719
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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.

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Lake Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We decided to check out the town square of Denton for the first time and headed straight for the courthouse. Very easily identified, sitting quite stately in the middle of town. Had to drive around the block to find a parking spot, no meter, but make sure you heed signage to back in on some of those diagonal spots down... More 

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Denton, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I never realized how many cool "artifacts" are inside the courthouse on the square. I took my son to the square to catch Pokemon, because they are all around the courthouse, but we went inside and were impressed by all the facts and Memorabilia.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I was there the other night. Several Poke Stops and a lot of people playing Pokemon Go. It's really fun. We stopped and got an ice cream at the local favorite ice cream parlor on the square. Denton square has no chains! It's all about local businesses. Check it out.

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