Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

23400 Park Rd 12
Washington, TX 77880


The General Convention, which would decide the fate of Texas, met at Washington in March 1836. People revere Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site as the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. Thereafter, despite great personal risk, the delegates continued meeting until they had drafted a constitution and established the new nation’s first lasting government.

The picturesque Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on the Brazos River. The expansive park grounds along the Brazos River provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and bird-watching. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Plantation, offer the visitor a unique insight into the lives and times of the men who fought and won Texas' independence from Mexico.

Upcoming Events

December 16

Dickens on the Brazos

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...

January 13

Coffee Brewing at Washington on the Brazos

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...

March 9

"A Pound A Day" - Butter Churning at Washington-on-the-Brazos

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-...

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