Washington on the Brazos

Washington on the Brazos

Visit the birthplace of Texas! This historical site a must-see for anyone who loves history and loves Texas

Washington on the Brazos is the birthplace of Texas. The park is located on the Brazos River. The location holds historical significance as the place where the Texas declaration of independence was inked in 1836. To know more about the history of Texas, this is a place worth visiting.


23400 Park Road 12 Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas 778800.

Call at 936 878 2214.

When to visit

The site is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Visitors center at the site is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Why visit this place?

This historic site is a must visit to know the history of Texas and the link with the independence movement. The site is located in a park that spans 293 acres. The park being a historical one tells you all about the events that occurred leading to the formation of Texas. You can get to know about all the 59 delegates who participated in the conference where the declaration of independence was made. The park has events and programs scheduled through the year.

There is parking available on site. It is a kid and pet friendly and the museum has a huge collection of artifacts from the early days of Texas. Visitors can get a guided tour where the friendly guide tells all about the past and what there is in the museum. A tour of independence hall is an activity that all visitors take up. Visit the Barrington farm and take a look at how corn is grown.

If you are hungry after that tour, then you will find food trucks readily available. You can choose from a variety of cuisines. There are restrooms available and the park is well-maintained. Whether you are a history buff or not, this site is a must visit. It not only tells you the history of Texas but of the USA itself. It is a great way to spend 2 to 3 hours and the kids will definitely like it.

Visit the Washington on the Brazos website for more information.