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

March 23

Homeschool Day: Foodways and Fun

At your own pace, explore Washington-on-the-Brazos and discover the world of 1800s food!
Hands on activities, firsthand observations, and interactions with skilled staff.
Payment: Cash payment will be accepted upon entry into the park...

April 15

Farmers Market and Plant Swap @ Washington on the Brazos SHS

Join us from 10 am- 2 pm on the lawn of the Visitor Center under the Live Oaks for our Farmers Market and Plant Swap.  Come shop with local vendors and bring a plant, cuttings or seeds to swap and share with another. 

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