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Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

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Address: 12300 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880
Phone Number: (936) 878-2214
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Every Texan Should Visit

Right after Gonzales and the Alamo, this is the next place to visit if you are wanting to travel in Texas history. I suggest going during the Texas Birthday bash they hold every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Pilot Point, United States
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Pilot Point, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Right after Gonzales and the Alamo, this is the next place to visit if you are wanting to travel in Texas history. I suggest going during the Texas Birthday bash they hold every year. An amazing place to visit and there is something to do for everyone.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My sister had never been to the birthplace of Texas so it was a treat to share this visit with her. She decided that the best bargain was to buy the combined ticket for $9.00 which included the three major sites of the park. Our guide for Independence Hall & the Washington Townsite was great. Because our group was small... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Came out for a history project, loved this place! Had no idea about this historical gem. I want to go back and spend more time exploring it at a slower pace and maybe in the Fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There are 3 sites here. You do have to pay but I paid for all three site less than $30 for my family of 5. It is interesting. At the farm they have interesting "classes" to tell about the medicine or other information. They have people dress in old clothes. You can see old games they and hand wash clothes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was nice to step back in time and look at the site and replica of where the Declaration of Independence for the Republic of Texas was signed. The working Barrington farm and folks in traditional attire was great! And the slave quarters which were replicated were amazing...

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Cleveland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have visited here at least 5 times over the years, and it just continues to get better. My grandchildren always ask to go back. They love the interactive room in the museum, and everything about Barrington Farm. The picnic area is very nice. The employees are very friendly and helpful. I am planning my next trip here with the... More 

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Drove up from Houston. Took 362 to Navasota so as to enjoy the back road experience with the top down. Decent park, well maintained. The farm was interesting but only took 20 minutes to see. The historic meeting hall was minimal. The visitor center exhibit was ok. Didn't have time to see the museum.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A well organised historic site where the most interesting place is the farm where you can see how masters and slaves lived in the 1840s. There is a large air conditioned visitors center with free wifi. Perfect to return to and take a rest in the heat of the day. The only minus is that there is no café or... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What an awesome experience!!! The living farm was so much fun and the park staff dressed in period clothing were extremely, EXTREMELY knowledgable, very friendly and more than happy to answer any questions that we might have had. They went about their, "work," as if we were a part of it, volunteered information but didn't follow us around or make... More 

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Brenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

You'd think that with it being out in the middle of nowhere it would be a 30-minute tour and you're done. Not so! This place is top-notch. Your arrival is welcomed first by well-groomed landscaping over the slightly rolling hills of Washington County. Choose where you want to start, but I would suggest starting at the visitor's center. There is... More 

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