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.


The Runaway Scrape Escape--Accepting Reservations!!

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After his victory at the Alamo, Santa Anna and his army are on their way, you must quickly determine what to take on your journey and make your way to safety with the help of your friends and family.

Click here to learn more and make your reservation! (For ages 10 and up.)



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.





Featured Exhibit: March 3, 2018–February 15, 2019

So Others Could Follow: Four Centuries of Maps that Define Texas






playroomStep back in time in our Pioneer Playroom with hands-on activities!

Fun for children of ALL ages!




The Pioneer Playroom will be closed on the following dates in 2018 for the Runaway Scrape Escape:
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15









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!