Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site Overview:
Washington-on-the-Brazos is the location where the Convention of 1836 signed Texas' Declaration of Independence from Mexico. The site also served as the Texas Capitol off and on through the early years of the Republic of Texas.
What to Do at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site:
The 293-acre Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site encompasses the site on Washington, the town which served as the Texas capitol from 1842 to 1845. Walking tours of the original townsite as well as a replica of Independence Hall are among the most popular activities. Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS is also home to the Star of the Republic Museum, which houses an impressive array of Texas Republic-era artifacts. The Barrington Living History Farm, which features Barrington, the home of Anson Jones, Texas' last president, is an entertaining and educational attraction.
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site Visitor Information:
Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS is located on FM 912 northeast of Brenham. There is no entrance fee for individuals. However, group tours, as well as auditorim, lecture hall and amphitheatre use have various fees. Weddings, receptions and meetings are also allowed for a fee. For more information or to make reservations, call 800-792-1112