Celebrate the holidays with us!

Twilight Firelight Nov. 25th & Christmas on the Brazos Dec. 9th

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sep 2017

Cotton Pickin'

Cotton Pickin' – 09/23/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the staff in picking heirloom cotton and tending the fields on an 1850s farm. Learn where Dr. Jones’ sold his most important cash crop.… Learn More>>


Oct 2017

Trade Days

Trade Days – 10/07/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The farmer was only one member of a large world market in the 1800s. Other trades in action such as leather working, laundering, woodworking, spinning,… Learn More>>


Stagecoach Days

Stagecoach Days – 10/14/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fanthorp Inn will host Stagecoach Days allowing visitors to experience what it was like to travel cross country via stagecoach and learn about the Inn’s… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday

Living History Saturday – 10/21/2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836.  On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period… Learn More>>


Hands on History - Basket Weaving

Hands on History - Basket Weaving – 10/21/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join museum staff on every Saturday of each month to make crafts and toys that pioneer children made during the Republic time. Visitors can also… Learn More>>


Nov 2017

Foraging for Food

Foraging for Food – 11/04/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visitors will discover the wild edible plants plentiful in Texas. Hosted by one of the area’s most intrepid explorers, Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, Ph.D. will… Learn More>>


Behind the Farming Tour

Behind the Farming Tour – 11/11/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come see how staff keep a works farm running when it is closed to the public.  Join them in not-so-period farm work and learn some… Learn More>>


Hands-On-History, Corn Husk Dolls

Hands-On-History, Corn Husk Dolls – 11/18/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join museum staff on the third Saturday of each month to make crafts and toys that pioneer kids made during the Republic time.  Visitors can… Learn More>>


Twilight Firelight

Twilight Firelight – 11/25/2017
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Board a replica stagecoach in downtown Anderson and travel back to 1850. Enjoy candlelit tours of historic Fanthorp Inn while visiting with interpreters dressed in… Learn More>>


Dec 2017

Christmas on the Brazos

Christmas on the Brazos – 12/09/2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Begin the holiday season by spending special time at Washington on the Brazos. Activities commence in the early afternoon at Independence Hall and the Star… Learn More>>


 

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Since most events occur at least partially outside, guests should dress appropriately for the weather and uneven terrain. Programs and events are open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.