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Brown County Museum of History & Firearms Museum of Texas

212 N Broadway St, Brownwood, TX 76801-3102
+1 325-641-1926
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It's small and takes all of 5 minutes to see

The only cool thing here for me is that my mother donated here wedding dress and it has been on... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
John S
Great HIstory

I have lived here all my life and just now visited the museum. I took my 6 year old grandson, and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Early, Texas
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  • Average18%
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“old jail” (5 reviews)
“castle” (4 reviews)
“donated” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
212 N Broadway St, Brownwood, TX 76801-3102
+1 325-641-1926
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The only cool thing here for me is that my mother donated here wedding dress and it has been on display since the 1970's. You'll have to see it to believe it.

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I have lived here all my life and just now visited the museum. I took my 6 year old grandson, and he loved it. The tour guide was very good and the displays were awesome. I wished I had done this sooner. I learned a...More

1  Thank EGWeaver
Reviewed 23 July 2016

There is no Fireams Museum of Texas- it is gone. And that was very disappointing Take off your list. The Old Jail itself was very interesting but when you drive to see an advertised exhibit through your website, then it is frustrating.

4  Thank wandafun44
Reviewed 27 April 2016

No it's not a castle. It's a jail! This architectural monument to central Texas justice now holds a collection of firearms and Brown County historical memorabilia. The second floor is more or less preserved as a jail right down to the hanging trap floor. They...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

What a cool place! It looks like a castle. As if that alone is not enough? You'll only need about an hour. You'll be glad you toured this old jail.

Thank myDecemberrain
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Just the look of the building is intriguing. Firearms collection is very nice and covers many decades of development. From Black Powder to AR. Jail is really something to see. You would not want to be locked up in there. Sherrif's living quarter are authentic,...More

1  Thank Gatorday1
Reviewed 21 September 2014

When I was young, I looked at this place like Castle Greyskull from He-Man. Always said I'd live there one day lol lol lol! Finally took a walk about through the faculty, made me want it even more! Place is amazing!

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 17 September 2014

This was a nice museum once we figured out how to get in. The entrance was actually across the street from the big building. It's actually like 2 museums, you just have to go to the small building first. I always like visiting these kind...More

1  Thank Arlon M
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Small county historical museums are hit and miss as far as quality of exhibits goes, but this one was a hit with everyone. It was full of local information - more than I ever expected for Brownwood. The old jail is also worth visiting (across...More

1  Thank mykim71
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We liked our visit from the time we saw the castle looking building, the excellent guided tour by Nick of the old jail and Firearm collection, then the walk over to the history museum with many excellent historic exhibits. A great time!

1  Thank Richard T
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