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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!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is undergoing an epic renovation to create an enhanced visitor experience. This will better interpret the site’s important history through updated gallery exhibits, outdoor interpretive installations, and compelling high tech interactive displays. Construction will be phased over two years, with partial site closure beginning Fall 2023 and continuing into 2025. The grounds, Independence Hall and Barrington Plantation will remain open. Check website for closures before visiting.


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

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