Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Assoc.
- STATE PARKS
- HISTORIC SITES
Located on 293 acres of lush park land, the picturesque Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site gives visitors unique insights into the lives and times of the 59 delegates who met on that very spot on March 2, 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. From 1836 to 1846, the Republic of Texas proudly but precariously existed as a separate and unique nation. Washington on the Brazos is, indeed, “Where Texas Became Texas.”
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site has many onsite attractions open daily, as well as an incredible year-round schedule of events and programs. On the grounds of this TPWD-run state park is the Star of the Republic Museum (administered by Blinn College); Independence Hall; and Barrington Living History Farm. The site’s Visitor Center features interactive exhibits which present a timeline of the Texas Revolution; it also houses the spacious Washington Emporium Gift Shop, which offers snacks and a wide range of Texas-themed items.
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site is the core of the Republic of Texas Complex, which also includes Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site—a wonderfully preserved 19th century stagecoach inn located nearby in Anderson, TX. A visit to this significant historic site is a must for all Texans and newcomers alike!
Between Brenham and Navasota, off of State Hwy. 105. From Hwy 105, follow either FM 912 or FM 1155 to Park Road 12. Approximately 1-1/2 hours northwest of Houston and less than two hours from Austin.