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Star of the Republic Museum

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Address: P. O. Box 317, Washington, TX 77880
Phone Number: 936-878-2461
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Texas History

The museum is laid out well and includes a glimpse at the life style of Texans at the time and some very good interactive displays to help children learn and understand the life... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Dallas, United States
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Dallas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The museum is laid out well and includes a glimpse at the life style of Texans at the time and some very good interactive displays to help children learn and understand the life in these times. Actual history and some of the legend of its characters is covered. This is a two story building and there is a long ramp... More 

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Sweetwater
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35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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17 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 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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501 reviews 501 reviews
136 attraction reviews
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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 

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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 

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Lucas, Texas, United States
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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 

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Emory, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 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.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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 

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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!

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Argyle, TX
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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 

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