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Summer Fun 2016 at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site

05/28/2016 - 09/03/2016, All Day

Site’s attractions and parkland open year-round with special activities

Located on 293 acres of lush park land, the picturesque Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site gives visitors unique insights into the lives and times of the 59 delegates who met there on March 2, 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico.   From 1836 to 1846, the Republic of Texas proudly but precariously existed as a separate nation. Washington on the Brazos is, indeed, “Where Texas Became Texas.”

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site (WOB) has many onsite amenities open daily, as well as an incredible schedule of events and programs—all centered on the desire to educate our visitors about the history of Texas.

As a thank you to the educators that assist us in our mission to keep Texas history alive, the entities that run this park are offering teachers free admission throughout the month of August to all attractions at the complex; school ID or business card required.

Similarly, all attractions at WOB complex are offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the NOAA Commissioned Corps (and five family members) from Memorial Day, May 30 through Labor Day, September 5, as part of the Blue Star Museums program.


Independence Hall (the site in 1836 where the representatives met to write the declaration of independence); the Star of the Republic Museum (collections honoring the history, cultures, diversity and values of early Texans; administered by Blinn College); and Barrington Living History Farm (where interpreters dress, talk, work and farm as the earliest residents of the original farmstead did). The site’s Visitor Center features interactive exhibits which present a timeline of the Texas Revolution and highlight the historic attractions located within the park; it also houses the spacious Washington Emporium Gift Shop, which offers snacks and a wide range of Texas-themed items and keepsakes. The Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site is a wonderfully preserved example of a 19th century stagecoach inn, located nearby in Anderson, TX. The entrance to the park grounds, Visitor Center and parking is always free; fees apply for access to Barrington Farm and the Star of the Republic Museum, and for tours of Independence Hall.


Through February 15, 2017
A Legacy of Leadership: The Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence Exhibit

Through June 5, 2016
Sam Houston’s Washington
Pioneer Playroom (permanent exhibit)

May 28
Food from The Farm

4th Saturdays of the month, May-September
(May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27 and September 24)
Music Makes a Celebration

Every Saturday, June 4th – August 20th
Hands-On History

June 11, July 9 and September 10
Stagecoach Days

Third Saturday, June – September
(June 18, July 16, August 20 and September 17)
Living History Saturday

Monday, July 4
H-E-B Fireworks on the Brazos

Month of August
All Attractions at WOB

September 3
Where Have the Monarchs Gone?

Location Map (Washington on the Brazos Site)

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