Star of the Republic Museum, Washington

#169 of 308 in Museums in Texas
The Star of the Republic Museum, in Washington, Texas, USA, is the only museum in the state of Texas created specifically to collect and interpret the culture and history of the Republic of Texas from 1836-1846. Within the Museum's two floors of exhibits, visitors can learn about the history of the time period through media experiences, as well as informative exhibits. The site of the Star of the Republic Museum was selected at Washington-on-the-Brazos where elected delegates gathered on March 2, 1836 to declare Texas’ independence from Mexico.MissionThe Star of the Republic Museum was created by the Texas Legislature and is administered by Blinn College as a cultural and educational institution. Its purpose is to collect and preserve the material culture of the Texas Republic (1836–1846) and to interpret the history, cultures, diversity, and values of early Texans. The Museum strives to inspire interest, understanding and appreciation of Texas heritage for students, teachers, scholars, and the general public through exhibits, tours, programs, web activities, and outreach.
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  • We absolutely loved this museum, off the beaten path on our Texas Roadtrip. Great information and the exhibits! Very informative and fun for the kids - the Pioneer Playroom was a huge hit!  more »
  • So awesome and well displayed piece of Texas history. After a hike around in the same footsteps of the men that signed the independence of Texas....the Republic of Texas....the museum is a must see. I...  more »
  • What a wonderful place! Full of Texas history and artifacts, enjoyable to stroll the beautiful grounds and enjoy the wide variety of plant life and see where the Republic of Texas Declaration of Indep...  more »
  • Nice facility. Museums are well staffed and provide lots of information for Texas history. You have to pay extra for the Star of the Republic but it is worth it. Nice grounds at Washington on the Brazos.
  • Lots of good and interesting information of Texas histry. Well worth the money.
  • We visited the museum without knowing much about Texas's history (being English), and found the museum to be excellent value for money and well done. It also looked like there were good fun activities for kids.
  • Excellent museum. Great history lesson. There's also cows here.
  • This place is awesome! The people are friendly, and everything about Washington on the Brazos was a lot of fun

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