Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site Events

December 2023

December 16

Join us for Dickens on the Brazos, a joint Christmas program for Fanthorp Inn and Washington-on-the-Brazos! The holiday fun continues at Independence Hall where interpreters from Fanthorp Inn will set up a Christmas Post Office. Families can come and write letters to family, loved ones, or even Santa. We’ll teach you how to write, fold, and seal letters just like they did when Henry Fanthorp...

January 2024

January 13

Henry Fanthorp was said to serve a cup of coffee so strong that it could bear up an iron wedge! During this program we will be set up in the tavern at Washington on the Brazos; roasting, grinding, and brewing coffee and its surprising 19th Century alternatives.
Contact Chandler Wahrmund (chandler.wahrmund@thc.texas.gov) for more information

March 2024

March 9

In 1850 the Fanthorp Inn produced over 365 lbs of butter! Stop by the tavern at Washington -on-the-Brazos this weekend to see how butter was churned back in the 1800s.

Contact Chandler Wahrmund at Chandler.Wahrmund@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x250 for more information.