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Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

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Entrance Sign This is the sign at the entrance of the State Historic Site. (Photo by Lone_Star) Independence Hall This is the birthplace of the Texas Republic. (Photo by Lone_Star) Brazos River This is a view of the mighty Brazos River. (Photo by Lone_Star)

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Easy hike around the trails cool info at the historical stuff.
By beckyhusband on 1/20/2013
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Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A
Nice Historic Hiking Trails
By Lone_Star on 2/6/2008
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Distance: 3.50 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

This is a very small park (historic site) with a few hiking trails.  The State has done an excellent job putting up informative signage that gives a historical account of the area.

You can see a replica of the building in which the Declaration Of Independence was signed.  You can also walk along a very pretty pond and the Brazos River.

Must sees are the Visitors Center, which has a small museum which details the history of the Republic Of Texas before it joined the United States Of America as the 28th state.  A larger, more comprehensive museum (Star of the Republic Museum) is also on-site, but the admission to this museum is extra.  It is owned and operated by a private organization and Blinn College.  This 2 floor museum will give you a much better visual idea of what life was like when Texas was born.

By Eveline on 3/21/1998
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Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
Nice time of year to walk. Lots of Indian Paintbrush and Bluebonnets.
Nice Park
By Eveline on 4/30/1994
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Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
Did the state park and surrounding area as a volksmarch.
Nice Park
By Eveline on 4/30/1994
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
Did the state park and surrounding area as a volksmarch.

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