We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Star of the Republic Museum

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: P. O. Box 317, Washington, TX 77880
Phone Number: 936-878-2461
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 24 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Really Nice Museum for Kids and Adults

This museum is two stories with a theater that shows a 20 minute video on the Republic of Texas. The video is done really well and we enjoyed the sit down after all the walking we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
RangersFan1980
,
Sweetwater
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sweetwater
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This museum is two stories with a theater that shows a 20 minute video on the Republic of Texas. The video is done really well and we enjoyed the sit down after all the walking we had done at the Washington-On-The-Brazos site. The museum is laid out nicely and they have some great ways of engaging children of all ages... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Braunfels, Texas
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were at the museum and convention center for the 2015 Texas Independence celebration. As my wife is a descendant of a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the celebration takes on a special meaning. The museum and Washington on the Brazos park staff did a remarkable job in pulling this all together. The museum is rich with early... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Woodlands, Texas
Top Contributor
464 reviews 464 reviews
128 attraction reviews
527 helpful votes 527 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Got to love Texas history! This museum is run by Blinn College and is certainly worth the entrance fee. The movie was interesting, the first floor had a great overview of the Lone Star States humble beginnings as far back as the Native American Indians. Loved the upstairs area with all the artifacts. Great displays of medical tools, children's toys,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

This museum has relics on display from early Texas History, the Old 300, Texas Independence, and the Mexican War. It has an interactive room for the kids and begins with a short movie. I enjoyed the small hologram exhibit the best that shows faces talking and sharing personal experiences of what the life and times were like in early Texas.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lucas, Texas, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Star of the Republic Museum covers the history of Texas beginning with Native Americans. I like the explanation of the different uses they made of the Bison. Artifacts from LaSalle's La Belle are also very interesting. One of the highlights is the timeline of Texas, American and World events on the way to the second floor. What a great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Emory, Texas
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Educational and interesting, great people dress in the time of the republic. Harrington farm animals and wildflowers beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

As you enter the star-shaped building, submerge yourself in the nation of Texas! To start your visit, watch a 20 minute film that takes you through the 8-year period of the Republic of Texas after gaining independence from Mexico. This is a great way to start this historical experience. The museum is full of artifacts from the period, from rifles... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This was a good museum. Lots of artifacts, , interesting exhibits, super educational but a little pricey. Definitely a place to take kids 10 and up!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Argyle, TX
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a lovely architectural building set in the beautiful State park. It is fine for both adults and children. They even have a special discovery room to keep the little ones interested. The displays are set out in a way that everything makes sense. It does help to hear and see the short well produced video first before you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

After visiting the Park Visitor's Center and hearing the lecture about the founding of the Republic of Texas, we wondered what could be new in a museum. But, intrigued by the star-shaped building, we entered the museum and were utterly amazed. Not in this country or in Europe have we seen any museum present a story in a better fashion!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Star of the Republic Museum also viewed

Been to Star of the Republic Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Star of the Republic Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?