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Don't miss Chisholm Trail Days on October 16-17th!

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First Friday and Exhibit Openings

Don't miss this First Friday on September 4th from 6 pm to 8 pm! We will be opening two new exhibits, the photo exhibit Stop Trains: Hippo on the Loose! Mascots of Williamson County, and the traveling exhibit Fighting Back: The Klu Klux Klan Trials of 1923

Who We Are

The Williamson Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and proceeds benefit the museum's educational programing. The  Museum offers free and exciting hands-on educational programs to the public through innovative exhibits, tours and outreach.  We also host the following annual events: "Chisholm Trail Days" at San Gabriel Park and "Pioneer Day" at Old Settlers Park.
August 22, 28-29, September 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26- FREE Courthouse Tours

Meet at the Museum and get set up with some of our wonderful tour guides and take a trip back in time as you tour our historic County Courthouse. Tours start at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Tours are free, last about 45 minutes and are handicapped accessible. Please call ahead if you have a party of 7 or more, or to schedule a private tour 512-943-1670.

August 5-29- Williamson County Watercolorists Exhibit
Explore the works of the Williamson County Watercolorists, a newly formed group from around the county that explores the world of drawing and watercolors.  
September 4- First Friday
Don't miss this First Friday from 6 pm to 8 pm! We will be opening our new photo exhibit, Stop Trains: Hippo on the Loose! Mascots of Williamson County. 
September 9- The Salon at Wildfire
Come to the Salon at Wildfire and hear John Spong talk about censorship in The Good Book and The Bad Book! The talk starts at 6:30 pm, but arrive early as seating is limited. 
September 12- Hands on History
Don't miss Hands on History! This month kids will learn about the Gettysburg Address and make their own stovepipe hat to take home. This is a free, come and go event from 10 am to 2 pm! 
September 18- History Happy Hour
Join us for History Happy Hour in the Courthouse from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, September 18th! Learn all about Antebellum etiquette while enjoying period drinks and appetizers. Tickets are $15 for non-museum members and $10 for members. 
September 20- Austin Museum Day
Don't miss this year's Austin Museum Day! The Museum will be open on Sunday, September 20th, from 1 pm to 4 pm. We will have our new traveling exhibit on display about Dan Moody and the first successful prosecution of a Klan member in the U.S. Children will also be able to make their own hats as they learn about the struggle for equality from the Gettysburg Address to the Moody trial. 

Hours and Admission

            Wednesday- Friday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
            Saturday- 10:00am to 5:00pm
              *closed every Tuesday, major holidays, and during special events

Address: 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, Tx 78626
Phone: 512-943-1670        
Fax:  512-943-1672

Free tours of the Williamson County Courthouse: Fridays & Saturdays at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm.*
*please call ahead of time to confirm tours. 512-943-1670.

The Williamson Museum is located in the Farmers State Bank Building on the historic downtown Courthouse Square in Georgetown, Texas.

If you are searching for general information about county history, The Williamson County Historical Commission Website has many articles.

The Williamson Museum 716 S. Austin Ave. Georgetown, TX 78626 General Information: (512)943-1670
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