The General Convention, which would decide the fate of Texas, met at Washington in March 1836. People revere Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site as the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. Thereafter, despite great personal risk, the delegates continued meeting until they had drafted a constitution and established the new nation’s first lasting government. The picturesque Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on the Brazos River. The expansive grounds provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing, and birdwatching. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall, and Barrington Plantation offer the visitor a unique insight into the lives of the people who established the Republic of Texas.

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23400 Park Rd 12 
Washington, TX 77880 
Contact us
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Open Daily 

8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Visitor Center 
9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Adult $8
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $7
Child (6-17) $5
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $20, each additional child $1

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Public Tours  
Special Events  
School Programs 

Visitors walking on a path in front of Independence Hall at Washington on the Brazos

Plan Your Visit

Step back in time and explore the birthplace of the Lone Star State. 

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.

Event in the amphitheater at Washington-on-the-Brazos

Facility Rentals

We have many options to host your next event.

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.

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.

Front of the Star of the Republic Museum

Star of the Republic Museum

The star-shaped museum commemorates the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the last capital of the Republic of Texas.

Events at Washington-on-the-Brazos

Annual Judge Eddie E. Harrison Juneteenth Heritage Celebration

This free event will celebrate the legacy and evolution of Black music, with a great lineup of artists from across all genres!

Town Company: A game of Money and Real Estate

A unique board game program designed to entertain and teach players about the Town of Washington and its history.

Quill Pen Writing

Try your hand at writing with a quill pen!

Washington-on-the-Brazos 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.