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Address: 24300 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880
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+1 936-878-2214
09:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Nice place to walk around and a good museum

There are a couple easy walking paths and a museum. The museum does a good job explaining early Texas history.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a couple easy walking paths and a museum. The museum does a good job explaining early Texas history.

Thank KW642
Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for the history buff... and the kids! Don't miss this site in spite of the fact that it's off the beaten path. It is well worth your time... makes for a wonderful day out. Take a picnic lunch or eat at R's Place just down the road.

Thank Terry W
Dayton, Texas
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165 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Educational and fun trip. Views of beautiful bluebonnet and Indian paintbrush in mid-March! Spring is the perfect time of year to visit here.

Thank TMS2014
Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So much to do and learn! The wildflowers in March are amazing. We saw lots of people with their dogs enjoying the warm spring day.

Thank Jennifer D
Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

declaration of Texas independence is celebrated every year near march 2 and there is a replica of the wooden structure on the very site it took place. take the family or friends to this well kept park rich in history with knowledgeable and friendly staff! fun way to immerse yourself in texas history by way of theatrics, museums, exhibits, storytelling,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Beautiful, well maintained park along the Brazos River that preserves the birthplace of The Republic of Texas. If you visit on the 3rd Sat. of the month, you will get to see demonstrations of life in 1836 in the newly established town of Washington. There is a mini museum in the visitor's center, as well as restrooms, but no food... More 

2 Thank capitollover
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This state park is one of the nicest places we've been to in Texas. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. My kids loved the playground and we all enjoyed a nice picnic next to the playground. The fascinating history of this location is well preserved and presented in a very accessible way. Definitely worth the stop!

Thank luvyrnaybor
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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Washington on the Brazos, the place Where Texas Became Texas! Our staff works hard to maintain the 293 acres, and are experts on the history of this beautiful site. We hope you will visit again during one of our celebrations or educational programs. More 

Dickinson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

My little guy and I enjoy the outdoors very much. This state park has walking trails with plenty of cactus to see as well as a pond and Brazos River in the background. The park has historical structures, museum and real animals to see including longhorns!! If you are looking for something fun, refreshing and interesting to do come here... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Being from the UK, Texan history is not really on our radar but we thought we'd call in when passing through the area. We were really pleasantly surprised at the quality of the venue, the dedication and knowledge of the volunteers who give talks with a walk around the hall. It was a wonderful insight into the rich history of... More 

Thank Missljohnson
Seabrook, Texas, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 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 Barrington Farm is a must. Even without children the farm is historically interesting.

Thank Dale P

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