Spend your Summer at Washington-on-the-Brazos

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About_Visitor_CenterThis state of the art facility is your gateway to Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site.

The visitor center is here to provide general information, but also offers a park information center to help orient you, we also offer a spacious, climate controlled environment where you can find restrooms, water fountains, and a place to relax as you prepare for your group’s arrival or just need a break. Don’t forget to check out the Washington Emporium Gift Shop and the Gallery of the Republic.

The gallery is a free interpretive center complete with interactive exhibits and original artifacts that highlight key events and Washington’s role in the birth of the Republic of Texas. Its outer walls allow visitors to look out over the park grounds while the rotunda in the Gallery’s center pays homage and recognition to the 59 men who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence here.

The Washington Emporium Gift Shop provides visitors with the opportunity to take home wonderful Texas-centric souvenirs such as t-shirts, caps, cups, magnets, postcards and wildflower seeds, as well as replica historical Texas maps, documents, and flags. A wide selection of Texas history books for adults and children, beautifully framed Texas maps and flags, jewelry and unique gift items made in Texas and the USA are available for your shopping pleasure. The gift shop also offers items such as snacks, drinks and Blue Bell ice cream for visitors to enjoy while at our site. The Washington Emporium Gift Shop, located inside the Visitor Center.

Public Hours

clock Open Daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All tickets must be purchased at the Visitor’s Center for tours of Barrington Plantation & Star of the Republic Museum. 

All visitors are encouraged to start with the Visitor Center. This facility is free to the public and is the best place to gather information on the park, Star of Republic Museum, Independence Hall, Barrington Plantation, and purchase entry tickets.

Admission Fees 

Tickets for the general public may be purchased at the Visitor Center.

Individual Tickets for all sites:

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Students (Age 6-18 and college students): $5.00
  • Children (Age 5 and under): Free
  • Family Pass (Includes 2 adults and 1 student): $20.00
    Each additional student is $1. 
  • Seniors & Veterans: $7.00

Group Tour Tickets: 

  • School Group (per student): $2 per site or $5 for all three sites.
  • Adult Group (per person): $6 for all three sites.

Tour Information

Group tours and education programs are available.  Please call 936 878 2214 for additional information or to book your tour.