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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Location

23400 Park Rd 12 
Washington, TX 77880 
936-878-2214 
Contact us
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Hours

Open Daily  
Grounds 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Visitor Center 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Tickets

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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Programs

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

Independence Eve

Celebrate the 188th Anniversary of Texas Independence with us on March 1st at Independence Eve! The event will feature a performance by Nashville recording artist Glen Templeton at the outdoor amphitheater.

Texas Independence Day at Washington-on-the-Brazos

188th Anniversary of Texas Independence Day. Celebrations have been scaled down this year, as the site is undergoing an exciting and extensive renovation project, but we still have some great offerings!

Outside Independence Hall at Washington on the Brazos

"A Pound A Day" - Butter Churning at Washington-on-the-Brazos

Stop by the tavern at Washington -on-the-Brazos this weekend to see how butter was churned back in the 1800s.

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.