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

August 20

Giants of Texas History at Washington-on-the-Brazos

Texans today stand on the shoulders of great figures that lent their sweat, blood, tears, and lives to make Texas what it is today.  Join us at Washington as we celebrate these incredible figures from out history, and maybe even get a chance to...

September 17

Farmers Market and Plant Swap

Join us from 10 am to 2 pm for our local Farmers Market and Plant Swap.  Bring a plant, cutting or seeds to share and swap with another; stay and do some shopping from one of our many local vendors.  Under the shade of our Live Oak Trees on the...

September 17

Living History Saturday: Quill Pen Writing

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 supplying a unique opportunity to discover various...

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