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Dedicated May 7, 1967, the museum houses historical items depicting the history of Freestone County. Along with the fact that it is housed in the 110 year-old jail building, the museum also features 4 historical markers on the grounds and two original log cabins dating back to the mid- 1800's. The marker was officially unveiled and the museum formally dedicated and opened to the public on afternoon, May 7, 1967. In 1968, the Carter and Potter-Watson log cabins were moved to the museum grounds and restored to become a part of the Freestone County Museum.The museum contains hundreds of historical items donated to or on loan from residents and former residents of Freestone County. Tours by appointment anytime. The 100-year-old jail had a guest list including John Wesley Hardin. Period furnishing, historical documents, telephone display and other artifacts. One block E of courthouse.

Location: 302 E Main St, Fairfield Texas 75840

Other History nearby:
(Teague) Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Museum
(Waco) Dr Pepper Museum
(Waco) Earle-Garrison House & Pape Gardens
(Fairfield) Freestone County Museum
(Waco) Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village
(Hillsboro) Harold B. Simpson Confederate Research

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