On the day of the reunion, Saturday March 29, 2003, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., many of you may wish to visit one
or more of the excellent sights that Washington-on-the-Brazos has to offer visitors. Below are descriptions of
all the sights, tours, times and ticket prices.
The Visitor Center is an excellent place to begin a tour of the park. This location provides
restrooms, a gift shop, a comprehensive display explaining the various park sites and their historical significance, as well
as the opportunity to buy tickets to any and all of the park's three sites! The Visitor Center is open daily 9:00 a.m.-
The Visitor Center is Free.
Hall and Washington Town site Tour:
Tours leave from the front doors of the Visitor Center and progress past the amphitheater continuing to the Brazos
River Overlook, Ferry Street, and ending at the Independence Hall replica building. The Independence Hall Replica building
is located in the exact spot where Martin Parmer signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. This is also the location
where Martin Parmer served as Chairman of the Committee that drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Texas.
Tour times for the Independence Hall and Town site tours will be 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The cost of the tour is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. Children 6 and under are free.
Star of the Republic Museum:
Public tours of the museum are self-guided and last approximately one hour. Opened on Texas Independence Day,
March 2, 1970, the Star of the Republic Museum preserves the history of the Republic of Texas.
A special treat awaits the descendants of Martin Parmer in the Star of the Republic Museum. Martin Parmer's
cane is on display next to the famous painting of the Signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Martin Parmer's
cane was donated to the Star of the Republic Museum by our own Frank A. Palmer of Merlin, Oregon in 2000.
Exhibit - On March 14, 2003, Anne McGaugh with the Star of The Republic Museum at Washington-on
the-Brazos advised us that the Museum's Curator, Shawn Carlson, has put up a special display on Martin Parmer in the Discovery
Center of The Star of the Republic Museum. The display features the documents
from the collection, which were signed by Martin Parmer. Dont miss this opportunity
to see these documents.
The museum opens daily from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tickets are $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students.
Children 6 and under are free.
Living History Farm:
The home of Dr. Anson Jones, which he called Barrington, has been completely restored as a functioning Republic of
Texas farm with main house, slave quarters, and smoke houses, barn, animals, split rail fences and more. Barrington
farm allows the visitor to step back in time 155 years and see a farm as it would have appeared in the period Texas was an
independent country between 1836 and 1846. Dr. Anson Jones was the last President of the Republic of Texas.
Public tours of the farm are self-guided and last approximately one hour. The farm is open on Saturday from
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. Children 6 and under are free.
Includes Independence Hall, Barrington Farm and the Star of the Republic Museum.
Adult Combo: $7.00
Student Combo: $3.00
Family Combo: $17.00 - Includes 2 adults and up to 5 students
Family History and Genealogy
For those wishing to use this time, 1:00 pm.
to 4:00 p.m., to discuss family history and genealogy, the Convention Center will remain open. Be sure and bring your
genealogy charts, photos and family histories to share with everyone.