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Star of the Republic Museum

P. O. Box 317, Washington, TX 77880
936-878-2461
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Washington
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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The Woodlands, Texas
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431 reviews 431 reviews
122 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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

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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3 attraction reviews
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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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 

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Austin, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This museum is an excellent presentation of Texas History for all ages. You could easily spend 2 hours here.

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Houston, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Even if my husband's a former Texas History teacher, and we've talked a lot about it, there's always more to learn. It was easy and fun here at the Star of the Republic Museum. The tour comes with a CD recording that guides you through. The exhibits were very clear and well presented, with even some "hands on" things with... More 

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