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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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Interesting Texas History

Nice day for enjoying the Blue Bonnets and the Texas Historical Landmarks. Interesting place to be here and know more about Texas instead of reading it. Nice to walk around and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice day for enjoying the Blue Bonnets and the Texas Historical Landmarks. Interesting place to be here and know more about Texas instead of reading it. Nice to walk around and relax from the daily routine. We had a great weekend!

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PFLUGERVILLE
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My granddaughter really like the hands on area in the museum and we stayed a while for her to do all of the things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Perfect for kids. It makes history come alive for them and not be so dry. The staff and guides did a great job of catering to their audience. Even if you are a big Texas history expert, you will learn a lot of new things here. It is humbling to realize how bad folks had it back in those days.

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Spring, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very nice visitor center. Extremely helpful tour guides and friendly with children and teenagers. I had forgotten a lot of my Texas history related to this site so found myself really enthralled with the true historical facts around this place. Highly recommend for a short day trip from Houston/Spring area. Next time we will visit the working farm. The La... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love to visit this park. It's so natural and there are many birds. The only thing that perplexes me is what happened to the incredible wildflowers they used to have on the grounds. The past three years we've visited at peak bluebonnet season and there were very few! Bring 'em back!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great park, Easy to get around . Lots of history. The staff were extremely friendly. Nice location. The pride of Texas

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Sweetwater
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Start your trip at the visitor's center. We bought the combo ticket for $9 per person which got us the guided tour of Independence Hall, Star of the Republic museum, and Barrington Farm. The guided tour that happens every hour on the hour is a must. John was our guide and told the story of Texas independence with knowledge and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I visited during the weekend before Texas Independence Day. There was musket and artillery dire demonstration. And I watched a theater performance of General Sam Houston at the Star of Republic Museum. Live music with medieval instruments. The atmosphere is fantastic. I recommend you visit for the weekend before Texas Independence Day.

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Houston, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visited this park with my friends during Spring. The tour was pretty neat and informative. The museum has very good collection of historical items. The gift shop contains cool souvenirs. I recommend visiting here by morning and have lunch on the bank of the Brazos river.

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Brentwood, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

loved this place and would highly recommend a visit even if you are not a resident of Texas. Very informative.

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