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

June 17

Living History Saturday: Capitol of the Republic Tour

Washington was the capitol of the Republic of Texas from 1842-1845. Due to recent sign additions to the townsite, you can now see where many of the government buildings were during this time period! Join us for a guided walking tour where you...

June 24

Judge Eddie E. Harrison Juneteenth Heritage Celebration

Join us at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site Saturday, June 24th from 10am-4:30pm for the Annual Judge Eddie E. Harrison Juneteenth Heritage Celebration! The event is Family friendly and FREE to enjoy! This year we are celebrating the...

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