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.
Join us for Dickens on the Brazos, a joint Christmas program for Fanthorp Inn and Washington-on-the-Brazos! The holiday fun continues at Independence Hall where interpreters from Fanthorp Inn will set up a Christmas Post Office. Families can come...
Henry Fanthorp was said to serve a cup of coffee so strong that it could bear up an iron wedge! During this program we will be set up in the tavern at Washington on the Brazos; roasting, grinding, and brewing coffee and its surprising 19th...
In 1850 the Fanthorp Inn produced over 365 lbs of butter! Stop by the tavern at Washington -on-the-Brazos this weekend to see how butter was churned back in the 1800s.
Contact Chandler Wahrmund at Chandler.Wahrmund@thc.texas.gov or 936-...
From the Blog
By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor, The Medallion
To this day, the Republic of Texas captures the imagination of people across the globe. On March 2, 1836, the founders set in motion a series of events which created an identity that transcended politics and still lasts with us.
Some of the Republic’s most legendary locations—San Jacinto Battleground, Washington-on-the-...
On March 2, 1836, while the siege at the Alamo raged, 59 elected delegates gathered in Washington, Texas to declare independence, write a new constitution, and elect an interim government. Risking everything, their actions legitimized the Revolution and changed the world forever.
On March 31, 2021 the Washington-on-the-Brazos Historical Foundaton and Washington-on-the-Brazos State...
It was called “Tejas,” an enormous Mexican territory—far from civilization. Soon, an epic story would be written across this terrain. Battles would be fought and legends would be born. Unspeakable tragedy—and a final, shocking victory.
The Texas Historical Commission hosted "The Birthplace of the Republic of Texas," a digital history webinar on March 2, 2021. Judge Ken Wise,...
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