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Washington on the Brazos State Historical Park

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Address: P.O. Box 1, Washington, TX 77880
Phone Number: (936) 878-2461 ext. 234

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Excellent place to visit

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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128 attraction reviews
527 helpful votes 527 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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