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

November 20

Farmers Market @Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS

Join on the Visitor Center Lawn for our 4th annual Farmers Market.  Enjoy local vendors, live music and food vendor on-site. 

November 20

“The Old Three-Hundred at 200”; Andrew Robinson and Austin’s Colony

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Andrew Robinson’s settlement on the banks of the Brazos River in Stephen F. Austin’s new Mexican colony.  Events will include a rededication of a historic marker memorializing Washington’s first settler, guest...

December 18

“Dickens-on-the-Brazos”; Yuletide Celebrations in the Republic of Texas

Ring in the holidays at the Birthplace of Texas!  Join festive citizens from the Town of Washington as they celebrate the season with popular readings and songs from the 19th Century.  Learn about common Christmas traditions that would have taken...

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