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“VERY HISTORICAL” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Washington on the Brazos State Historical Park

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
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, State Parks, Cultural
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The Woodlands, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“VERY HISTORICAL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you love history, then Washington on the Brazos state park is the one for you. My boyfriend and I enjoy walking the trails and learning the history of the park and the area. It is a must. Best time to go is in the spring because of the wildflowers.

Visited March 2014
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Lufkin, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Bluebonnets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stop at visitor center and in park to view bluebonnets, etc. Love the wildflowers that make Texas, Texas to us. Nice park but we didn't view the farm due to time issue. Mainly wanted pictures of flowers.

Visited April 2014
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Kingwood, Texas
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69 attraction reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Nice park close to Houston especially during wildflower season”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stopped in at this park in early April when I was out touring the area seeing bluebonnets and other beautiful Texas wildflowers. Unlike most Texas State Parks you don't need to pay to come in and look around or use the picnic area. You only pay for the historical parts such as the old farm homestead or the museum. And the Texas State Park Pass gets you entry at least into the farm which has farm animals, old buildings and staff in period costumes. We sat at the picnic area and had lunch and the kids played on the big playground area because they are kids! Wildflowers are nice in the park but sadly they all have signs up asking people not to trample the flowers which makes it hard to take pictures but I can see why they have to put up signs because of a few bad apples.

Visited April 2014
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Texas
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Smaller than I expected.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

And I should say...the place is not small. Just smaller than I expected. It was VERY peaceful. We saw the place where the Texas Constitution was signed, saw the place where a ferry crossing existed, saw the museum and saw the living history farm. I expected to learn a lot about the people who wrote the Texas Constitution and what happened during that event. I felt like I came away with more of a view of what the general population's life was like at that time rather than what happened during the signing. Maybe we missed that part (we got moved along by a school group at one point). We were there on a week day, so there was not too much going on at the farm. We did get to speak to a couple of "citizens" of the farm. They were very informative and it is obvious that this is set up to be a place of "yes". Yes, you can go open the smokehouse door. Yes, you can walk around the outside of fence to get closer to the oxen. One no...the bluebonnets. Had a hard time finding a spot to take pics that did not say stay out. We were told copperhead snakes were out and to be careful. The museum was full of artifacts from the time period.

Visited March 2014
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Pottsboro, TX
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“Great History Lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A lot of time has been taken to make this great for young and old alike. The video was very informative and should be seen first. The various collections tell a story about life back then. Remember Texas is the only state that was once its own country. Take a little time to step back in time.

Visited March 2014
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