The museum is closed for extended renovation and scheduled to re-open in Spring 2025.  

The Star of the Republic Museum was created by the Texas Legislature and is administered by the Texas Historical Commission as a cultural and educational institution. Its purpose is to collect and preserve the material culture of the Texas Republic (1836-1846) and to interpret the history, cultures, diversity, and values of early Texans. The museum, part of the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site complex, is currently closed for extensive renovations until Spring 2025.

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23400 Park Rd 12 
Washington, TX 77880 
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Temporarily Closed

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Ages 5 & Under Free  
Adults $8 
Student/children $5 
Seniors (65+) & Veterans $7 
Family (2 adults/1 child) $20  
Additional Children $1

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Public Tours  
Special Events  
School Programs

Exhibit in the Star of the Republic Museum

Plan Your Visit

A visit to the museum provides an overview of the Texas Republic period, beginning with a thirty-minute film entitled, Independence: A Lone Star Rises.

Painting of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence in the Star of the Republic Museum

Star of the Republic Museum History

In 1965, Gus Mutscher, a state representative from Washington County, introduced a bill appropriating $800,000 for a “Worthy Museum, at the Birthplace of Texas that would be a Star upon a Star.”

Reenactor demonstrating food preparation to children at Washington on the Brazos

School Programs

Plan an unforgettable educational adventure for your students with our engaging field trip experiences. 

Adult tour at Washington on the Brazos

Adult Group Tours

Our adult group tours offer a captivating journey inviting visitors to step back in time and experience the events that shaped our great state.

Main Barrington Plantation house.

Barrington Plantation

Discover the final home of Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, now a Living History Farm. 

Outside Independence Hall at Washington on the Brazos

Washington on the Brazos

Known as "Where Texas Became Texas," it was on this site that on March 1, 1836, Texas delegates met to formally announce Texas' intention to separate from Mexico. 

Star of the Republic Museum in the Blog

Visit Eight State Historic Sites to Experience the Republic of Texas Era

Step back in time and experience the period of the Texas Republic in person or virtually at one of these Texas Historical Commission state historic sites.