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. The gift shop contains a wide variety of t-shirts,
hats, Texas history maps and books, as well as Texas souvenirs. They 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.