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Washington-on-the-Brazos

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Address: 24300 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880
Phone Number: +1 936-878-2214
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site is the lush, 293 acre park...

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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We visited Washington-on-the-Brazos to celebrate Texas' birthday. It was great! They had all sorts of re-enactors and had a fun staging of the founding of Texas. (The horse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Laura G
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Euless, Texas, Usa
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Euless, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Washington-on-the-Brazos to celebrate Texas' birthday. It was great! They had all sorts of re-enactors and had a fun staging of the founding of Texas. (The horse stole the show.) They demonstrated the firing of different arms with some loud and impressive volleys. There's also a really nice walking trail around the park and along the Brazos with historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visits Washington-on-the-Brazos once a year. Great site with great history museums, living farm and gift shop. The gift shop has some great Texas History books.

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Huntsville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend this stop on Texas history trail. Barrington Farm is a wonderful place to teach children about life in the 1800's. Our grandkids enjoyed being able to check things out without it all being behind glass. Sitting on the porch and playing checkers was a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Washington on the Brazos state park and the Star of Texas Museum are an amazing place to see actual documents, items and an extremely well done historical museum that helps people understand the signing of the Declaration of Independence from Mexico in March 1836. For casual visitors, it provides the Barrington Living Center where all ages can see a live... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

If you are interested in Texas history, you need to visit here. It is the birthplace of Texas and has a replica of the building where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. Friendly staff too!

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So glad you enjoyed it! Please visit again. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

It is a cool monument of you are interested in this kind of stuff. If you want to walk out to the trails an the buildings in the grass, it isn't very stroller friendly. We went on a day that a lot of the trails were out of service due to recent flooding. One of my biggest complaints was that... More 

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So sorry your visit was not all you had hoped. I know the gnats and flies have been bad this year, we sprayed the park recently but the floods have brought them back. The park was hit hard by flooding, and the staff is working hard to get the trails, trees, and experience back to perfection. I hope you will... More 

Navasota, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is the place to start for Texas history. Beginning with the constitution of Texas, then you will learn about its leaders, and the life styles of the early settlers. Beauty park and picnic areas. Take a tour.

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Thank you for visiting! Please tell your friends to come tour the place Where Texas Became Texas! More 

LOUISIANA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We stopped by on a partially rainy day. The price for an adult was $9 for three different activities. The first activity was to see the hall where the first constitution of Texas was signed. They had tours every hour and we took one that was starting as we arrived. The fellow who lead the tour knew well the history... More 

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Thank you so much for your great review of Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site! I'm so glad you got the full experience. Our interpreters are so knowledgeable, we want everyone to come visit and learn more about the place Where Texas Became Texas. We are working now for our HEB presents Fireworks on the Brazos Celebration, coming up... More 

Fallston MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

While visiting friends in Houston, we went to this State Park just a few weeks before the official bluebonnet season. It was a lovely visit. The grounds are beautiful. The staff most helpful. Would love to go again when there is more "blue."

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Pasadena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Love this place! Great museum, beautiful & well maintained buildings & grounds.This could be an all day affair. Take a tour of the place where the Texas forefathers signed the declaration of independence from Mexico, Learn about farm life in the 1800s with volunteers acting the part of those characters. We watched basket weaving, carpentry & heard a live narration... More 

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