Washington: Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

On this site, in near-freezing March weather, delegates to the Convention of 1836 met in an unfinished room and proclaimed what could hardly have been imagined just months before: the independence of Texas from Mexico.

Over the course of 16 days, the Texas Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed; the Constitution of the Republic of Texas written; an ad interim government organized; and Sam Houston named commander of the Army.

Today, on nearly 300 acres, the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site features a replica of Independence Hall; the Star of the Republic Museum; the restored home of the last president of the Republic, Anson Jones; a visitor center; a park; and farming demonstrations by interpreters in period clothing at Barrington Plantation. 

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

  • Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. - sunset
  • Admission: None
  • 23400 Park Rd. 12, Washington, TX
  • 936-878-2214
  • Visit Website
  • A Texas Historical Commission Property