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Washington-on-the-Brazos

24300 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880
+1 936-878-2214
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Texas History Comes Alive

This is a great site to visit, the park is laid out like the original village although most... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2016
Dale P
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Seabrook, Texas, United States
A very nice "PARK"!

We walked along the gravel road to the river and other sites on the property. Enjoyed the gift... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2016
jvick2016
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Beaumont, Texas
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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 November 28, 2016

This is a great site to visit, the park is laid out like the original village although most buildings are gone, it gives you a sense of the way of life of the times. The museum is well done and if you have children the...More

Thank Dale P
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We walked along the gravel road to the river and other sites on the property. Enjoyed the gift shop - with lots of neat items.

Thank jvick2016
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Although I only lived in Texas from 2008-2016 in the Dallas area and in Austin from 1977-1979, I consider myself a Texan. This experience gave me credibility, because I finally learned some of the history that I feel every Texan should know. The best thing...More

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Management response:Responded September 26, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words following your visit to Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. We are very proud of our hard working, knowledgeable staff, and cherish the history of this beautiful plat of ground. We agree, every Texan should visit...More

Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed August 14, 2016

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.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed July 28, 2016

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...More

Thank Christi T
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...More

Thank Dan L
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!

Thank cemlady
Management response:Responded June 14, 2016

So glad you enjoyed it! Please visit again.

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...More

Thank TimeLadyOfEarth
Management response:Responded June 14, 2016

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...More

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.

Thank WDFerguson
Management response:Responded June 14, 2016

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

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Rhonda M
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Response from Arun S | Reviewed this property |
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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23400 Park Road Washington TX
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