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All About Washington-On-The-Brazos: The Birthplace of Texas

December 19th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

The  Birthplace of Texas, located right here in Washington County, is just a short drive from Murski Homestead B&B.  The beautiful drive down Hwy 105 leads to this magical place known as the Birthplace of Texas where one will find Texas History  from its’ inception.  The 293-acre state historic site is located on the Brazos River at the original townsite of Washington, Texas, a major political and commercial center in early Texas. The Park encompasses the Visitor Center, Star of The Republic Museum, Barrington Living History Farm, Independence Hall,  Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, Six Flags Over Texas Monument, and absolutely stunning grounds.  There are ongoing events year round at this historical place.

Texas History & Birthplace of Texas

Birthplace of Texas

The first place to stop

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Independence Day Celebration

March 10th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Texas Independence Celebration at WOB

Texas Independence Celebration at WOB

Just down the road from the B&B is Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park.  March 2 & 3 this year they will celebrate the 177th anniversary of Texas independence where you can experience life in the Republic with historic re-enactments, musicians, soldiers and craftsmen.  Free and open to the public, it is a great way to spend the day in the country.  Call 936-878-2214 or visit their website for more information.

Time Travel at the Birthplace of Texas

January 18th, 2012 by Pamela Murski

On the weekend of January 28-29, learn how to “Make Every Barrington - sewing and visitorsStitch Count.” While today we can go to the store and buy ready-made clothing, men and women of the early frontier had to know, by necessity, how to sew and create handmade clothing, linens and even decorations. There will be many hands-on opportunities to observe and learn these various sewing and creating skills.


Also, on Saturday, January 28, learn about the history and symbolism of the many flags that have flown in Texas, with guest speaker and former TSSAR president Tom Green. Try your hand at putting a stitch into a re-creation of an early Texas flag.


For details and fees for these events, call (936) 878-2214 ext. 246, or visit Birthplace of Texas.

Washington On The Brazos State Historic Site

April 18th, 2011 by Pamela Murski

The B&B is located in the heart of so much Texas history, something this innkeeper truly loves and is mesmerized by.  Below is just a little taste of one of the most famous of all……

Washington On The Brazos State Park

This village — site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first capital of the Republic of Texas — began in 1822 as a ferry crossing. Here the historic La Bahia Road (now Ferry Street) spanned the Brazos River.
In 1834

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Washington On The Brazos Celebration

March 7th, 2011 by Pamela Murski

Birthplace of Texas”  Washington-on-the-Brazos  State Historic Site!  The celebration goes on  ALL year.  So much Texas history alive and well in this great site.  Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to experience it.    Book your room now at the B&B which is  located just a short beautiful drive away!

Washington On The Brazos Celebration