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Washington-on-the-Brazos

24300 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880
+1 936-878-2214
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If you live in Texas!

This is one place you have to go to if you were born in Texas or live in Texas! This is the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Thomas S
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College Station, Texas
Lovely State Patk

We come here once in a while as our first born was born on Texas Independence Day. They have a... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Monique G
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Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site is the lush, 293 acre park where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed in 1836, creating a new nation. Independence Hall, a re-creation of the drafty building where the 59 delegates met to hammer out the document, stands on the original cornerstones. The Star of the Republic Museum tells the story of the decade that Texas was a sovereign nation. Barrington Living History Farm includes the homestead of Texas' final president, Anson Jones, and is a working cotton farm. The vistor's center houses a unique gift shop and a Texas History timeline. Picnic areas are available along the Brazos River.
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24300 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one place you have to go to if you were born in Texas or live in Texas! This is the birthplace of Texas Independence. It is where they wrote the Texas Constitution and begin the revolution.

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We come here once in a while as our first born was born on Texas Independence Day. They have a small museum about it. The actual building where they signed the Declaration of Independence is there too. There is a nice 1.5 mile walking loop....More

Thank Monique G
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I thought I was pretty versed in American history but we all learned a lot here. Lots of detail here, at the visitors center as well as the plantation house.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We had a lovely day at this beautiful site redolent of Texas history. There are three main activities once you've had a look at the explanatory boards in the visitor centre: a short tour to include the site of the original town, the museum and...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

This small state park tells an important part of Texas history. Explains much of the Texan spirit. It’s a nice drive to get there and lovely areas to walk.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Been here quite a few times. Independence hall is just enough for everyone. If you want more the museum next door has more. Barrington farm is wonderful, peaceful and v informative. Kids always enjoy. Now are 11 and 13 and they still enjoy. Helpful informative...More

Thank Iain P
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is a popular stopping place on the "wildflower drive" routes in the Spring, when the entire area around Brenham is awash with bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, phlox, daisies, and many other flowers. You can see the building where the Texas declaration of independence was signed....More

Thank Robert J
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Visit right now and see many of the Local Wildflowers blooming, Visit the Museum and the Visitors Center and Gift Shop has many gifts and books

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

...oops, wrong nursery rhyme. But nine little piggies were busy snuggling close to mama in the pig pen. They were two weeks old. Turkies gobbled. Hens clucked. Roosters did their thing while cattle grazed. Texas "Independence Hall" recreation set the tone. Dr. Jones' farmhouse, smokehouse,...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Spent all day Friday and most of Saturday! Being there on Texas Independence Day weekend was such a treat, a lot of extra reenactments and tents set up to show how it was back in 1836.

Thank Livnanny
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Yep thats right... 23400 Park Road, Washington, TX 77880. we took the hwy 1155from chappell hill to washington. This way is very good and you can see lot of wildflower fields. (like blue bonnets) Also there is a lavendar... More
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