Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

23400 Park Rd 12
Washington, TX 77880


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 park grounds along the Brazos River provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and bird-watching. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Plantation, offer the visitor a unique insight into the lives and times of the men who fought and won Texas' independence from Mexico.

Upcoming Events

October 15

Clone of Farmers Market and Plant Swap

Join us from 10 am to 2 pm for our local Farmers Market and Plant Swap.  Bring a plant, cutting or seeds to share and swap with another; stay and do some shopping from one of our many local vendors.  Under the shade of our Live Oak Trees on the...

October 15

Archeology Day, 2022

The history of Washington lies just below the surface. Join us and the Houston Archeological Society in the center of the historic Town of Washington as we discuss the archaeological record of the former Capitol of the Texas Republic. Get hands-...

October 21

Tombstone Trail

As darkness falls along the banks of the Brazos River we invite you to travel with us down the Tombstone Trail.  Your journey will wind you through the heart of Old Washington where ghostly tales from Texas's past will come to life.  From the...

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