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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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Waco, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 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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53 reviews 53 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
86 helpful votes 86 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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