Spend your Summer at Washington-on-the-Brazos

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Jul 2024

School Daze – 07/01/2024 - 07/31/2024
All Day

Teachers are invited to visit Washington-on-the-Brazos and see how we can help bring your Texas History curriculum to life.  All educators are admitted FREE with… Learn More>>


Painting & Tidying

Painting & Tidying – 07/06/2024 - 07/07/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wear some old clothes and help us paint the house fence with whitewash, then head over to the barn to help clear the clutter that… Learn More>>


Kenneth Anderson Ceremony – 07/09/2024
9:00 am - 10:00 am

We will have a ceremony at the Fanthorp Family Cemetery in honor of Kenneth Anderson; the last Vice-President of Texas and namesake of our town. Learn More>>


Cooking in the Quarter

Cooking in the Quarter – 07/20/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enslaved women and men, such as Mary, Jerry, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal… Learn More>>


Town Company: A Game of Money and Real Estate

Town Company: A Game of Money and Real Estate – 07/20/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A roll of the dice, a risk, and a little luck could make or break the fortunes of business and landowners in Washington. Join us… Learn More>>


Cooking in the Kitchen

Cooking in the Kitchen – 07/21/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experience the bustle of a busy plantation kitchen and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a hearth cooked meal being prepared, and reflect… Learn More>>


Aug 2024

Hard Work & Hydration

Hard Work & Hydration – 08/03/2024 - 08/04/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer marks the busiest time for field crop work – as well as the highest temperatures! Join us in the fields for hands-on opportunities working… Learn More>>


Cooking in the Quarter

Cooking in the Quarter – 08/17/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enslaved women and men, such as Mary, Jerry, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal… Learn More>>


Quill Pen Writing

Quill Pen Writing – 08/17/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to write with a quill pen? Then this program is for you! Come try your hand at quill pen writing and… Learn More>>


Cooking in the Kitchen

Cooking in the Kitchen – 08/18/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experience the bustle of a busy plantation kitchen and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a hearth cooked meal being prepared, and reflect… Learn More>>


 

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Living History Saturday - Gamblers, Horse Racers & Sports of All Classes
04/06/2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us April 6 and experience the atmosphere of race day at Washington-on-the Brazos! Washington in the 1840s was home to all manner of gamblers, [...]
Spring Cleaning
04/06/2024 - 04/07/2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spring cleaning is a yearly ritual that modern conveniences have nearly obliterated the need to do. Preparing a home for warmer weather by chasing out [...]
Cooking in the Quarter
04/20/2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enslaved women and men, such as Mary, Jerry, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal [...]
Cooking in the Kitchen
04/21/2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Experience the bustle of a busy plantation kitchen and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a hearth cooked meal being prepared, and reflect [...]
Sundown Social
04/27/2024    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for the Annual Sundown Social fundraiser on April 27th at 6pm. Hosted at the Rockin' Star Ranch, the event features live music by [...]
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20 Apr 24
Washington
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21 Apr 24
Washington
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Sundown Social
27 Apr 24
Brenham

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.