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 21

Living History Saturday

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 providing a unique opportunity to discover various...

September 21

Farmers Market

Join us under the Live Oaks at our Visitor Center to shop local and support area farmers.  Fresh vegetables, baked goods, food vendors, artisans and much more!  For more information or to become a vendor contact Celeste Doty at 936-878-2214 x230...

September 28

Bark in the Park

Historic site guests are encouraged to bring your dog to the park (on a leash of course) and enjoy a fun day of four-legged friendly activities!  Activities will include contests, historical talks, demonstrations, pet training, pet portraits and...

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