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Washington-on-the-Brazos

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Great Place for History Buffs

As a big history buff, I knew I had to see the birthplace of Texas since we were going to be in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lauri M
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This immersive experience is not only fun, but educational. Through museums and reenactments... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Juanjose H
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Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site is the lush, 293 acre park where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed in 1836, creating a new nation. Independence Hall, a re-creation of the drafty building where the 59 delegates met to...more
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24300 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a big history buff, I knew I had to see the birthplace of Texas since we were going to be in the area. There are actually 3 sites to see here in addition to the visitors’ center. While the visitors’ center is free, there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This immersive experience is not only fun, but educational. Through museums and reenactments, Washington on the Brazos tells the story of how Texas won its independence from Mexico. This would be a great place to bring middle aged children and school groups. Not only is...More

Thank Juanjose H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been there some years ago with wife during scorching summer. Took wife, daughter and grandkids to see the living history farm. They were doing a cotton harvest/processing weekend, and the kids Loved it ! Docents were amazing with the kids, lots of patience and...More

Thank michael m
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We held our BSA district picnic at Washington-on-the-Brazos in August and it was awesome! Our cub scouts had a blast playing games, hiking to the Brazos River, and learning so much about Texas history. We had almost 20 boys earn their Texas Badge that evening....More

Thank 872allyson
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is one place you have to go to if you were born in Texas or live in Texas! This is the birthplace of Texas Independence. It is where they wrote the Texas Constitution and begin the revolution.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We come here once in a while as our first born was born on Texas Independence Day. They have a small museum about it. The actual building where they signed the Declaration of Independence is there too. There is a nice 1.5 mile walking loop....More

Thank MoniqueG1561
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I thought I was pretty versed in American history but we all learned a lot here. Lots of detail here, at the visitors center as well as the plantation house.

1  Thank Amber S
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had a lovely day at this beautiful site redolent of Texas history. There are three main activities once you've had a look at the explanatory boards in the visitor centre: a short tour to include the site of the original town, the museum and...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This small state park tells an important part of Texas history. Explains much of the Texan spirit. It’s a nice drive to get there and lovely areas to walk.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Been here quite a few times. Independence hall is just enough for everyone. If you want more the museum next door has more. Barrington farm is wonderful, peaceful and v informative. Kids always enjoy. Now are 11 and 13 and they still enjoy. Helpful informative...More

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Rhonda M
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Response from Arun S | Reviewed this property |
Yep thats right... 23400 Park Road, Washington, TX 77880. we took the hwy 1155from chappell hill to washington. This way is very good and you can see lot of wildflower fields. (like blue bonnets) Also there is a lavendar... More
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23400 Park Road Washington TX
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