Birthplace of Texas, Washington-on-the-Brazos

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Birthplace of Texas, Washington-on-the-Brazos
Description:Bringing the history, exhibits, and anecdotes of Washington to the children, history comes alive and three-dimensional at this historic site. The Visitor Center offers interactive exhibits, Independence Hall is revered as Texas' most significant historic places, Star of the Republic Museum immerses visitors in the rich history of the Republic of Texas, and the barrington Living History Farm is where people can step back in time and are encouraged to participate in daily activities of the 1850's. Experience annual celebrations, events and group and school programs.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:23200 Park Rd. 12
Address 2:
City:Washington
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:77880
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Call for details
Admission:call for details
Telephone:(936) 878-2214
Website:http://birthplaceoftexas.com
R E V I E W S
Laura Dawson, Co-op Member
The visitor center is interactive and has a video to see about the history of The Republic of Texas. There are trails to explore. There is also a living history farm to visit. It's a great place to visit to learn more about Texas history.
Kathleen Dougherty, Co-op Member
Amazing learning opportunities, budget friendly and a lot of fun. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and during the summer bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. The interactive exhibit is entertaining and educational.

The farms are a lot of fun especially for kids. Take your time and let the kids work the farm, play and pretend like they live there. Staff is friendly and encourages hands-on experience.
Anne J., Co-op Member
If you live in Houston/surrounding area this museum is a must see! Your family will learn about how Texas became a nation, the ferry system on the Brazos, and how men had to decide between defending the Alamo or writing a constitution. There is a working ranch with house tours, picnic/playground areas along the Brazos river, and an indoor Texas History museum. My favorite time to go is in April as the bluebonnets are in full swing, and it makes a lovely spot for pictures. Not everything is indoors, so it is wise to go when the weather is comfortable.
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