Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site Events

October 2022

October 15

Join us from 10 am to 2 pm for our local Farmers Market and Plant Swap.  Bring a plant, cutting or seeds to share and swap with another; stay and do some shopping from one of our many local vendors.  Under the shade of our Live Oak Trees on the Visitor Center Lawn.

October 15

The history of Washington lies just below the surface. Join us and the Houston Archeological Society in the center of the historic Town of Washington as we discuss the archaeological record of the former Capitol of the Texas Republic. Get hands-on with a mock archeology dig and learn about the finer points of artifact discovery and research. See one-of-a-kind artifacts found around the former...

October 21

As darkness falls along the banks of the Brazos River we invite you to travel with us down the Tombstone Trail.  Your journey will wind you through the heart of Old Washington where ghostly tales from Texas's past will come to life.  From the echoing howls of the Ghost Dogs of Orizumbo to the sorrowful weeping of a grief-stricken mother, these stories are sure to send a chill down your spine...

October 21

7p-9p

In the darkness of night at Washington-on-the-Brazos, ghosts of Washington come back to life. Explore the haunted path and learn the stories of those who once called the Brazos Valley home. *Macabre event with emotional to dark tellings.* For more information call 936-878-2214. Tickets for sale online in advance. Contact 936-878-2461 x238 for additional information. 

October 22

As darkness falls along the banks of the Brazos River we invite you to travel with us down the Tombstone Trail.  Your journey will wind you through the heart of Old Washington where ghostly tales from Texas's past will come to life.  From the echoing howls of the Ghost Dogs of Orizumbo to the sorrowful weeping of a grief-stricken mother, these stories are sure to send a chill down your spine...

October 22

7p-9p

In the darkness of night at Washington-on-the-Brazos, ghosts of Washington come back to life. Explore the haunted path and learn the stories of those who once called the Brazos Valley home. *Macabre event with emotional to dark tellings.* For more information call 936-878-2214. Tickets for sale online in advance. Contact 936-878-2461 x238 for additional information. 

November 2022

November 19

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. On the third Saturday of each month, staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington supplying a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas. The program features activities suited for the entire family. Take a spin on our Wheel...

December 2022

December 17

Ring in the holidays at the Birthplace of Texas! Join festive citizens from the Town of Washington as they celebrate the season with popular readings and songs from the 19th Century. Learn about common Christmas traditions that would have taken place in towns like Washington and listen to stories of Christmases gone by in the Brazos Valley. Enjoy a taste of the season by sampling some homemade...

January 2023

January 21

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. On the third Saturday of each month, staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington supplying a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas. The program features activities suited for the entire family. Join Texas Army Soldiers...

February 2023

February 18

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. On the third Saturday of each month, staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington supplying a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas. The program features activities suited for the entire family. Try your hand at quill...

February 25

10a-6p

Texas Independence Day Celebration” is an annual two-day living history celebration on Saturday, February 25th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, February 26th from 10am to 3pm on the 293-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to celebrate where 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836. The admission-free event...

February 26

10a-3p

Texas Independence Day Celebration” is an annual two-day living history celebration on Saturday, February 25th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, February 26th from 10am to 3pm on the 293-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to celebrate where 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836. The admission-free event...