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

February 18

Living History Saturday: Quill Pen Writing and William F. Gray's Diary

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...

February 25

Texas Independence Day Celebration


Texas Independence Day Celebration is an annual two-day living history celebration on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 293-acre Washington-on-the-Brazos State...

February 26

Texas Independence Celebration


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...

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