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The Washington on the Brazos Media and News page is your resource tool for news and information about the Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site, Independence Hall, Barrington Living History Farm, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, and the Star of the Republic Museum, as well as the Washington on the Brazos State Park Association, the non-profit support organization that helps fund many of its programs and developments. The media is always welcome to tour the grounds and visit our sites, as our guest. Please call ahead to make arrangements.

Expert Media

Washington on the Brazos is home to many scholars and experts relating to Texas history, culture, agriculture, politics and life in the years of the Texas Republic (from 1836-1846).  Contact Sellmark to schedule an interview or request information from an expert.

Story Ideas

There’s always something new and exciting happening at Washington on the Brazos.  Click here for a list of events»
Other ideas include:

  • Preservation and Conservation
  • Education
  • Seasons
  • Genealogy
  • Holidays
  • Agriculture
  • Cultural Tourism

Media Releases


TIDC feature release final
February 2018

Star of the Republic Museum Exhibit 2018 release FINAL
February 2018

Sundown Social 2018 release – FINAL
February 2018

Texas Independence Day Celebration TIDC 2017 release
February 2017

Laura Fisher appointment release
February 2016

Lisa Berg appointment release
ebruary 2016

Q2 2017 release
February 2016

October 2016

September 2016

Q3 WOB Calendar of Events
June 2016

Blue Star Museum Release
June 2016

Fireworks on the Brazos Release
June 2016

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site – Summer Fun 2016
May 2016

Celebrate Texas Independence Day on the very spot Where Texas Became Texas
October 2015

Events Happening at Washington on the Brazos January – April, 2016
October 2015

News Articles

Holiday Treasure Hunt
San Antonio Magazine, December 2015

12 time-rewinding living history farms
Mother Nature Network, December 2015

Christmas on the Brazos
Brazos Valley Insite, November 2015

American Ride TV Show Films at Washington On The Brazos
KBTX, October 2015

Journey Down the Brazos
KBTX, August 2015

3 Days in the Field: The Birthplace of Texas: Brenham, Barrington and the Bard are among Washington County’s delights.
Texas Parks and Wildlife, November 2014

Cool Coach: Anderson’s Fanthorp Inn event re-imagines 1800s Texas
Texas AAA, November/December 2014

Images & Videos

Most of the images on this website are available for reproduction, as well as high resolution photos of the grounds, the attractions, our events, etc. in all subject matter and sizes.  To request a photo for use in an online or print publication, please contact Dianne Powell at or

Washington on the Brazos Park Association and its partner TPWD have a selection of video for use in productions. To request video for use online or in a production, please contact Sellmark.

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Slim, a Piney Woods ox, strikes a pose in front of Republic of Texas President Anson Jones Homestead at Barrington Living History Farm at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site.



Fanthorp Inn in Anderson, Texas, 20 miles from Washington on the Brazos, is a wonderfully preserved 19th century Stagecoach Inn, that provided hospitality for many historical icons.



Independence Hall stands on the cornerstones of the original building, where the Republic of Texas was formed, and Where Texas Became Texas.



Star of the Republic Museum houses a collection of exhibits, artifacts and documents relative to the time Texas was a nation.


Media Assistance

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