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 19

“Examine well and be very particular”; The Diary of Colonel William Fairfax Gray

Take a close look at the Texas Convention of 1836 through the eyes of someone who was there: William F. Gray!  Colonel Gray traveled to Texas during the Revolution and was an eyewitness to the Convention held in Washington.  During his travels,...

February 26

186th Texas Independence Day Celebration

Join us for our annual two-day celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 26th and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 27th 2021 at the expansive 293-acre park grounds and its three incredible attractions: the Star of the Republic...

March 19

“With haste and in confusion”; The Runaway Scrape

The Alamo has fallen!  Santa Anna advances toward Washington!  Take part in the flight of Texans from the advancing Mexican Army known as the Runaway Scrape.  Learn about the emptying of the Town of Washington following the 1836 Convention and...

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