The 1902 Brown County Jail building resembles an ancient European castle, complete with a trap door and lever for executions. The museum features Brown County history with exhibits and artifacts. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thu.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Call ahead to confirm. 212 N. Broadway. www.br...
Brown and surrounding county history includes census data, Sanborn maps, Revolutionary War pensions, land warrants, federal records of World War II, extensive DAR genealogy library; and a black history section. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri. 213 S. Broadway St. www.browncountytexasgenealogy.com
Honors the famed 36th Infantry Division ("T-Patch"). Small park features vintage military equipment, cannon and armor. At intersection of Burnett Drive and Travis Road, Camp Bowie Industrial Area.
Galleries inside the Brown County Museum of History, include a permanent exhibit on the beginnings of firearms, development of the military bolt-action repeating rifle and semi-automatic firearms, and the Post-War development of firearms. www.firearmsmuseumoftexas.org
This lake offers parks and boat docks; swimming, fishing and boating. Also includes Lake Brownwood State Park. About 10 miles north of Brownwood off Texas 279.
This 538-acre park has swimming, fishing, boating, camping and golfing. It includes CCC stone cabins, lodges, a recreation hall and large group facilities. Admission and camping fees. About 23 miles northwest via Texas 279 and Park Road 15. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lake-brownwood
This museum exhibits the railroad history of Brownwood, Central Texas and the American Southwest. It includes model trains, railroad equipment, interactive telegraph equipment, photographs and train sounds. Miniature train rides. Miniature train rides are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. (weather permitting)...
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