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Washington on the Brazos State Historical Park

Address: P.O. Box 1, Washington, TX 77880
Phone Number: (936) 878-2461 ext. 234
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Washington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, State Parks, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, State Parks, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Brentwood, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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The Woodlands, Texas
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452 reviews 452 reviews
123 attraction reviews
513 helpful votes 513 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you live in Texas, are visiting Texas or were born in Texas you must come see the birthplace of Texas, Washington on the Brazos. It has something for all ages and likes. A 10,000 square foot museum, a visitors center with interactive video's and lot of information, Independence Hall where it all began, great easy walking trails, one of... More 

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Forney, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A state park with so much historical value. A must see if you're a native Texan. Even if you aren't from Texas, there is so much to see. A short hike and you're standing on the banks of the Brazos River near a pecan tree that is hundreds of years old. The old foundations of the buildings, the replica of... More 

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Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've always loved state parks and this one has plenty to do. You can walk down to the river, tour the museum and, my favorite, visit Barrington Farm. I really like living history museums and this one, while small, is well done. The docents are informative and are able to contrast Barrington to other living history museums in the Texas... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Enough to do here for a whole day. Tour of Independence hall, a GREAT Texas history museum and a living history farm. Hiking trails and picnic area. Bring a picnic as there are no good places to eat lunch and arrive by noon to have enough time to see it all

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Waco, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you are interested in Texas history, this is the place to visit! We purchased a ticket for $9.00 which included touring three sites (Independence Hall, Star of the Republic museum, and Barrington Living History Farm). All three were wonderful, but I have to say the Barrington farm was our absolute favorite. The workers were very informative and dressed in... More 

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Shreveport, LA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Museum, replica of Independence Hall,trails, it's all at the park. If you are interested in Texas history, this is a great stop: it's where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed and the government of the Republic of Texas was created. On our most recent visit the Star of the Republic Museum was free, and the park was serene, early... More 

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Lucas, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The reconstructed Independence Hall is a must see for a Texas History enthusiast. You really have to use your imagination to picture the area as a small town and would-be capital of the new Republic. I suggest you walk the trails and read the information that is presented. The picnic area is a nice bonus.

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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a great little place to visit. We only toured the visitor center and it had plenty of information about the Republic of Texas, the 10 years for 1836 to 1846. There is no food available any where near by so don't arrive in town hungry.

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Irving, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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