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Self-Guided Historic Georgetown Tours

Stroll the Square or hop in the car and enjoy Preservation Georgetown publications such as the Downtown Walking Tour and Historic Homes of Georgetown which offer self-guided tours of Georgetown's historic neighborhoods! You can also contact us to book a docent-led Heritage Tour. Since these are led by volunteers, we ask that you give us advance notice at


Take a step back in time. Browse through our historic photo collection and see the extraordinary evolution of Georgetown!

Preservation Georgetown Photo Collection

We're always looking to add to our collection! If you have photographs you'd like to share, please contact the PG office. We will carefully scan and return your treasured keepsakes!

Georgetown's Yesteryears

In 1985-1987, the Georgetown Heritage Society (now Preservation Georgetown), worked with the Georgetown Sesquicentennial Folklore committee to publish four books capturing oral histories of Georgetown.

Each of the volumes can be downloaded with the links below.

Volume 1 - Reaching for the Gold Ring

Volume 2 - The People Remember

Volume 3 - A Special Place

Volume 4 - The Way it Was

From time to time we receive documents from residents, visitors, and other institutions.

Here are few that we think you'll find interesting!

Sentimental Journey

100 Years in Georgetown - Southwestern University

Other Items


Want to research the history of your house? Here are some resources to get you started.

If your property is in one of the two overlays (Downtown and Old Town) for Georgetown, it was probably included in the most recent Historic Resources Survey completed by the City of Georgetown.

Access your property’s record through the Williamson County Central Appraisal District. The lower part of the record will give you recent history of the ownership of the home or building.

Research the historic deeds for your property. The Williamson County Clerk of Court’s office keeps those records, which can be searched online. From this site, select Official Public Records Search. Other records, such as mechanic’s liens and mortgages are available but not online. They are keep in the records section, which is the basement of the Courthouse Annex at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Probate records (old wills) are also kept there.

No time for research? Consider a Heritage Home Marker for your property which comes with copies of all research!

Texas History Room, is a wealth of information on all things local and statewide. Here you'll also find the PG Historic Homes & Places reference files. The files may be accessed during regular Library hours.

The Texas History Room

Find out where all of the historical markers are located around Georgetown.

Historical Marker Sites

Historical Markers

Additional Resources

Additional information and resources may be found by contacting the following organizations:

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