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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, History Museums, Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, State Parks, Cultural
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English first
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Emory, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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