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

October 16

Farmers Market @Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS

Join on the Visitor Center Lawn for our 4th annual Farmers Market.  Enjoy local vendors, live music and food vendor on-site. 

October 16

“The Ruins of Washington”; Archaeology Day at Washington-on-the-Brazos

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...

October 16

Tombstone Trail at Washington-on-the-Brazos

Join us on the night of October 16, 2021 when the spirits of Washington-on-the-Brazos cross the veil to tell their haunting tales of life and death in the Republic of Texas! 

Once guests have completed the Tombstone Trail, they are...

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