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Washington on the Brazos Historical Foundation

Washington on the Brazos Historical Foundation


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Located on 300 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.

On the grounds of this THC-run historic site is the Star of the Republic Museum; Independence Hall; and Barrington Plantation. The site’s Visitor Center features interactive exhibits which present a timeline of the Texas Revolution; it also houses the spacious Museum Store, which offers snacks and a wide range of Texas-themed items. Along with the amenities, the site boasts an incredible year-round schedule of events and programs.

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!


Independence Hall
Reenactors at Texas Independence Day Celebration
Reenactors inside Independence Hall
Barrington Living History Farm
Barrington Living History Farm
Pioneer Playroom at Star of the Republic Museum
Fanthorp Inn
Stagecoach Day at Fanthorp Inn
Star of the Republic Museum


Twilight Firelight
  • Visitors enjoy the ambiance of the candlelit Fanthorp Inn, period music, dancing, mule-drawn stagecoach rides and reenactors clad in period attire.
  • Saturday Nov 26, 2022
Candlelight Christmas
  • Discover the origins of some of our favorite Holiday traditions as we bring to life the festivities of the season with musket-fire, music, dancing and more!
  • Friday Dec 9, 2022

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Lydia McAfee
Marketing Director
Ginger Moreland

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