Lampasas to offer Courthouse tours

The Lampasas Courthouse, the 3rd oldest operating courthouse in the state, is set to offer guided  tours starting on Saturday, October 15th at 11am & 2pm.

The Lampasas Historical Commission, Vision Lampasas and the downtown courtyard Square Association have agreed on hosting the regularly scheduled guided tours. The guided tour explains the history and architecture of the courthouse.

The tour will include all 3 floors of the courthouse, showing the distinctive staircase, the commanding courtroom and the unusual clockworks. Local docents will host the tours.

Linda Moore-Lanning of Wildflowers on the Wall states: “This courthouse has witnessed Old West gun fights, the golden age of our mineral springs and spas, as well as disastrous floods and searing droughts”.

The Courtyard Square Association  applauds recent efforts to revitalize the historic downtown section of Lampasas and praises county officials for giving permission for the tours.

In 2004, a major restoration was completed, restoring the 2nd floor courtroom to its original configuration. The Mother’s Day Flood of 1957 is shown by a water mark 1/3 of the way up the 1st floor wall.

 Guided tours of the Lampasas County Courthouse will be offered each Saturday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, beginning at the south (4th Street) entrance to the courthouse.  No tours will be offered during the Carol of Lights festival on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, and none will be conducted on the holiday weekends of Dec.  24th and 31st.  For more information you can call 512.564.5122 or 512.556.3511 during regular business hours.