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Washington on the Brazos State Historical Park

P.O. Box 1, Washington, TX 77880
(936) 878-2461 ext. 234
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Washington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, History Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Parks
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Irving, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Riverside picnic lunch under old oaks for native Texan & 2 Baylor grads who'd not seen the charter sites of Texas & its oldest school in continous-operation founded by the former Republic. Spacious visitor center with gift shop, restrooms. Wear walking shoes & sunscreen, hats for hilly marked trails. No time for museum or farm this trip, we'll return. Excellent... More

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Emory, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is the birthplace of texas, if you are born in texas, you need to come here. Educational and interesting.

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Lubbock, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Fantastic trek into the birthplace of Texas history. However, google maps will completely mislead you on how to get there. Find a brochure and follow the map on the back or call for directions...and complain like crazy until they insist Google gets this fixed

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Washington (and Barrington Farm, which occupies the same site) is a fantastic spot for anyone wanting several lessons in Texas history or life on the Texas frontier. The museum is VERY well done (fair warning: it's a separate operation from the park itself so your State Park Pass won't cover admission - but it's well worth the extra bucks) and... More

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Richardson, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

If you love history - especially Texas history - this is the place for you. But, allow plenty of time! We had about 4 1/2 hours there and felt rushed. Pack a picnic lunch since there is no food sold there. There is a small museum, restrooms, and a gift shop in the park headquarters - no charge for this.... More

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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is THE place to go when you're feeling sorry for yourself or stressed out by your modern life. Head straight for the second floor of the Star of the Republic Museum and look for the very detailed description of laundry day for our pioneer women. Guaranteed to make you thankful for your modern lifestyle, as will the other fascinating... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We spent a whole day here and easily could have done two. So much to see and do. The staff is fantastic: knowledgable,, helpful, and very friendly. If you go during the week, stop at the visitor's center first to get tips on avoiding school tour groups. We did and were able to enjoy the park without any trouble. Also... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you love history, then Washington on the Brazos state park is the one for you. My boyfriend and I enjoy walking the trails and learning the history of the park and the area. It is a must. Best time to go is in the spring because of the wildflowers.

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Lufkin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stop at visitor center and in park to view bluebonnets, etc. Love the wildflowers that make Texas, Texas to us. Nice park but we didn't view the farm due to time issue. Mainly wanted pictures of flowers.

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Kingwood, Texas
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151 reviews 151 reviews
53 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stopped in at this park in early April when I was out touring the area seeing bluebonnets and other beautiful Texas wildflowers. Unlike most Texas State Parks you don't need to pay to come in and look around or use the picnic area. You only pay for the historical parts such as the old farm homestead or the museum.... More

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