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

The 293 –acre state historic site marks the original town location of Washington, an important political and commercial center in early Texas. Delegates to the Convention of 1836 met here to draft and sign the Texas Declaration of Independence and create a constitution for the new Republic. The Star of the Republic Museum has several displays dedicated to African Americans in the Republic, including contributions made during the Texas Revolution. 

Stop by the Barrington Living History Farm, where visitors can participate in daily activities alongside costumed interpreters who explain the lifestyles and technologies of Texas 150 years ago and perform some of the same tasks on the farm as its original residents. The farm also includes replica quarters where visitors can learn more about the personal lives of enslaved people in Texas. 

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

  • Hours: Daily 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Admission: none
  • 12300 Park Road 12, Washington, TX
  • 936-878-2214 
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  • A Texas Historical Commission Property