Denton is proud of its cultural and architectural heritage, including its association with the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street program and National Register of Historic Places. Visitors come to the courthouse square to browse the antiques shops, art galleries, gift boutiques, and restaurants.
Presiding over all the activity is the majestic 1896 Denton County Courthouse (110 W. Hickory St.), featuring massive limestone walls and a prominent clock tower. Inside the building on the first floor is the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum (940/349-2830, www.dentoncounty.com/chos, Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m.), recalling the town’s history through exhibits showcasing historic pottery, pressed blue glass, weaponry, and dolls.
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