Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

23400 Park Rd 12
Washington, TX 77880
936-878-2214
washington-on-the-brazos@thc.texas.gov

 

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 Living History Farm, offer the visitor a unique insight into the lives and times of the men who fought and won Texas' independence from Mexico.

Upcoming Events

September 24

Homeschool Day at Washington-on-the-Brazos

We are making changes to our annual Homeschool Days Program!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is presenting our homeschool families with one day jam-packed with historical demonstrations unlike other school programming. This...

October 17

Farmers Market @Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS

Join us under the shade of the Live Oaks at the Visitor Center on Saturday October 17th from 10:00 am to 2:00 for a farmers market.  Local vendors selling a wide variety of goods are available along with live music and a food vendor on-site.

October 24

Plough to Plate An 1850 Dinner Experience

Join us in the evening on Saturday October 24th from 6 pm to 9 pm for an 1850s Dinner Experience on the grounds of the Historic Barrington Plantation.  Feast on a five-course gourmet meal of bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, caramelized carrots,...

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