Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fairfield: Freestone County Historical Museum

Freestone County history is portrayed in a 125-year-old, castle-like brick building that used to serve as the county jail. The fortress style building was built with local brick and extra thick walls. Two log cabins moved to the museum grounds are open to visitors: the two-story Carter log home, a typical pioneer dwelling that contains a number of original furnishings; and the Potter-Watson log cabin. The museum also boasts a large antique telephone collection.


  • 302 East Main Street
  • Fairfield, Texas
  • 75840


Hours & Fees

  • Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • $3.00



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Read more about Freestone County in the Handbook of Texas Online.