After experiencing the very spot “Where Texas Became Texas” at the Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site and enjoying all we have to offer, we encourage you to explore the area. The beautiful countryside and towns near the park have an abundance of offerings for history buffs, wine connoisseurs, antique shoppers, arts aficionados, nature lovers, families, cyclists and so much more.

Numerous wineries dot the rolling hills, and vibrant town squares offer exclusive shopping and delectable food choices. Blue Bell Creameries is a must-see destination, and the Antique Rose Emporium is world-renowned for its roses. The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located in College Station on the Texas A&M campus. The relaxed pace of the rural towns makes the area a perfect place to vacation allowing you to explore early (and present-day) Texas at the Brenham Heritage Museum, Burton Cotton Gin, Chappell Hill Historic District, Downtown Navasota, Old Baylor Park in Independence and many other sites and events.

Follow the Texas Independence Trail from Washington on the Brazos and learn about Texas’ struggle for independence and its years as a sovereign republic. The trail leads travelers to other integral historic landmarks so they can experience the spirit of Texas through significant events and battles leading to our independence.


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Other Area Attractions

Blue Bell Creameries
George Bush Presidential Library
Antique Rose Emporium
Chappell Hill Historic District
Blues Alley Navasota
Independence Trail
Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail
Lake Somerville
Old Baylor Park
Round Top Festival Institute

Other Area Events

Texas Birthday Bash
Antique Weekend
The Texas Renaissance Festival
Santa’s Wonderland
Bluebonnet Festival
Scarecrow Festival
Navasota Blues Fest
Round Top Festival Institute