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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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We recently came here on a gorgeous winter Saturday. Being native Texans we really enjoyed learning more about our history in such an interesting way. We spent 2 hours in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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332 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently came here on a gorgeous winter Saturday. Being native Texans we really enjoyed learning more about our history in such an interesting way. We spent 2 hours in the museum soaking up all of the history. I really enjoyed the walk up the ramp to the upstairs displays as there was a timeline of history on the wall... More 

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Glen Rose, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole park is clean and well run. Entrance is free, but it is well worth paying to go to the museum (%5 per person)

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Texas City, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

See the place that Texas became its own country. This is where the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Texas was written during the Texas revolution. Lots of history here. Birthplace of Texas!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The visitors center was very informative bad the museum had lots of history and artifacts if you like history you will enjoy

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We have been to this park many times and never tire of it. The guided tour is quite informative and each guide has different information. Lovely picnic area.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is the "Philadelphia" of Texas History. Here the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. The grounds are pleasant. The "Independence Hall" building is there and you can get some nice photos. You can take a short walk to an overlook of the Brazos River. Nice gift shop and visitor center.

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Pilot Point, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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