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Experience Living History at Washington On The Brazos Events

May 25th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

Washington On The Brazos Events

Washington On The Brazos Events

Washington On The Brazos Events and living history Saturdays are one of the very best ways to truly experience Texas history.  Located just a short beautiful  20 minute drive down Hwy 105 from our Texas Bed and Breakfast, Washington On The  Brazos is a must visit for anyone coming to stay in Washington County or for that matter, anyone coming to the great state of Texas for a visit!  Known as the official “Birthplace of Texas”, Washington On The  Brazos is a treasure trove for Texas history.

Open 7 days a week, Washington On The Brazos offers something for everyone, no matter what  their age.  Culturally and historically significant, all Washington On The Brazos Events are tailored for pure enjoyment……learning and advancing one’s knowledge about our great state is a really cool by-product of all the great events hosted in this majestic state park.

Washington On The Brazos Events include living history Saturdays where guest will experience hands on affairs and living history re-enactments.

Living History Saturday at Independence Hall where guests  travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836…..On the third Saturday of each month docents dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas. Try your hand at writing with a quill pen and sign a copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence.  Visit with militia soldiers travelling through town or try your hand at some early Texas games. Step back in time and discover the spot where Texas became Texas!

Some of the other great Washington On The Brazos Events coming up this Spring include:

  • African Americans In Texas
  • Basketry-On-The-Brazos
  • Food From the Farm
  • Dirt, Dirt Everywhere

Don’t forget that the Washington On The Brazos Events also include access to all these amazing venues:

Barrington Living History Farm:  a representation of the farm founded by Dr. Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas.  With Jones’ daybook and accounts as their guide, the interpreters at Barrington Living History Farm conduct themselves much as did the earliest residents of the original farmstead, raising cotton, corn, cattle and hogs. Visitors take a step into the lives of Barrington’s earliest residents and participate in daily activities to better understand what life was like over 150 years ago.

Independence Hall:  Revered as the one of Texas’ most significant historic places, it was here in 1836 that representatives of the Texas settlements met to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico.  Walk in the footsteps of Davy Crockett as you discover where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed and the government of the Republic of Texas was created.  The place where history comes alive!

Star of The Republic Museum:   Award-winning exhibitions for an unparalleled look at the people, places, and events that shaped the character of the Texas we know today.

Fanthorp Inn:  Part of the  WOB Parks system,  in Anderson, Texas, about 20 miles northwest of Washington-on-the-Brazos, Fanthorp Inn stands as a wonderfully preserved example of a 19th century stagecoach inn.   Notable guests included Sam Houston, Zachary Taylor and Kenneth Anderson and local legend includes Generals Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis as guests. 

Six Flags Over Texas Monument:  Located just  down the road in August Horst Municipal Park, Navasota, this Texas Monument is an impressive capture of almost 500 years of Texas History.

Of course, you will  also want to discover the great history of Washington County which contains the Birthplace of Texas.  Book your room at Murski Homestead and start your tour  of Texas history today!  We’ll even help  you with the itinerary so you don’t miss a thing!

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