Texas Independence Celebration

Feb 25 2023 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS

23400 Park Rd 12
Washington, TX 77880

10a-6p

Texas Independence Day Celebration” is an annual two-day living history celebration on Saturday, February 25th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, February 26th from 10am to 3pm on the 293-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to celebrate where 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836. The admission-free event features live music, food, demonstrations and sales of traditional crafts (blacksmithing, candle makers, woodworking, quilting and more), living history presentations, musket and cannon firings, pageantry, kids activities, museum exhibit and other commemorative programs. Historical reenactors set up a bonafide 1836 Texas Army camp where visitors can wander freely among the tents to learn how the soldiers and their families lived in 1836 so guests can experience life in Texas in 1836. To see the full schedule of events, visit www.wheretexasbecametexas.org. Admission fees are waived for the site’s attractions (Independence Hall; Star of the Republic Museum and Barrington Living History Farm) for that weekend celebration. Admission to the grounds, on-site shuttles and parking are also free. Coming from out of town? We encourage visitors to stay the night in nearby Brenham or Navaosta to enjoy all the area has to offer. Some local options include Ant Street Inn, Best Western Inn of Brenham, Best Western Inn of Navasota, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Red Velvet Inn Lillian Farms, Air Bnb and VRBO. TIDC is coordinated by the Washington on the Brazos Historical Foundation, in partnership with the Texas Historical Commission and The Texas Army reenactors. A huge thank you to your sponsors for the event: Washington County, City of Navasota, the Arts Council, H-E-B, BIG Companies, Turner Pierce & Fultz, Del Sol-Briannas, Rotary Club of Washington County, Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation, John Nau III, City of Brenham, Walmart and the George and Ann Butler Foundation.