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twm-history-happy-hourGeorgetown’s history and architecture are fascinating, and there are many ways to enjoy them.

The rich story of this part of Central Texas is told by The Williamson Museum, and a visit to the museum begins outside on the sidewalk with the life-sized bronze of Robert McAlpin Williamson, or “Three Legged Willie,” for whom the county was named. History lovers and families will enjoy a stop at the museum to see insightful exhibits with artifacts and information for a fascinating glimpse into the local past. The museum sponsors a rich mix of events and lectures, as well.

ghs-jan-19-event-new-year-new-grace-photo-credit-rudy-ximenezPreservation Georgetown operates the Grace Heritage Center, and preserves and promotes Georgetown’s heritage. The organization hosts events such as the Holiday Home Tour in historic Georgetown and The Amazing Heritage Quest, a fun event for families and friends.

In addition to visiting the Williamson Museum and the Grace Heritage Center, residents and visitors enjoy the Downtown Walking Tour or Historic Homes Driving Tour, or seeing Historic Marker Sites and National Register Historic Districts in town. The architecture around the Square is fascinating, and the Georgetown Palace Theatre, an integral part of the downtown Square, merits a look too as an Art Deco movie house (renovated and in 2001 opened as a live community theatre venue).

Be sure to also check our Arts & Culture Calendar for specific events.