Star of the Republic Museum - The Historical Museum of the Texas Republic


Star of the Republic Museum - Republic of Texas
Welcome to the Star of the Republic Museum at Washington-on-the-Brazos–where 59 elected delegates gathered on March 2, 1836 to declare Texas’ independence from Mexico.


HEB presents "Fireworks on the Brazos" July 4th!

Activities going on throughout the day in the park! Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Star of Texas Dulcimers playing in the afternoon.


Cody Bryan Band in free concert in amphitheater from 7:00-9:00 pm.


Fireworks @ 9:15 pm




Wrap text aroundTeachers & students: To learn more about the events at Washington-on-the-Brazos in 1836, check out our interactive educational website at!





Ever wish you could have walked down the street in Old Washington in 1836? There's an app for that! Click here for a free download!





Now available at the Museum! "For the Love of Texas"– a gorgeous coffee-table book featuring photographs of Washington County landscapes by Timothy Wolcott, along with musings by 36 notable Texans.




Get a Brazos Valley Museum Pass which will allow you to visit the best museums and galleries the Brazos Valley, including the Star of the Republic Museum, for one low price!










Current Exhibit:

February 1, 2015 through February 15, 2016

Enduring Spirit: African Americans in 19th Century Texas










Attention kids! Join us at the Star of the Republic Museum for “Hands-On History” programs every Saturday through Aug. 15. The programs will be offered throughout the day while supplies last.  Each Saturday will focus on a different skill or craft to take home. Participation is included with regular admission fee.  


June 27: Beading and Weaving
July 4: Uncle Sam Patriotic Pins
July 11:  Tissue Paper Flowers
July 18:  Quill Writing
July 25: Knot Tying
Aug. 1: Embroidery
Aug. 8: Buzz Saw Toy
Aug. 15: Corn Husk Dolls







On July 18, 2015, join us at Washington-on-the-Brazos for an African American Genealogy Workshop led by members of the H-Town Chapter Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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