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Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site

The picturesque Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on the Brazos River approximately 7 miles from Navasota. The expansive park grounds along the Brazos River provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and bird watching. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Living History Farm, offer the visitor a unique insight into the lives and times of the men who fought and won Texas' independence from Mexico.

Barrington Living History Farm was the home of Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas. Handcrafted reproduction log buildings and cropland demonstrate the working of a Brazos Valley farm, circa 1850. Interpreters in period costume work the farm as it was done long ago.

The Visitor Center Complex is a great place to meet staff and receive orientation to the park and our different sites. The Visitor Center houses interactive exhibits, park headquarters, and the Washington Emporium Gift Shop. Our gift shop contains a wide variety of t-shirts, hats, Texas history maps and books, as well as Texas souvenirs. We also offer a selection of snack items, drinks, and Blue Bell ice cream.

There are great group facilities for gatherings of all kinds, and all facilities in the park and the museum are accessible to the physically challenged. Wi-Fi is available at the park.

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