Texas Independence Day Celebration

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2018-03-03 10:00:00
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. March 3
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Free

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Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site
23400 Park Road 12
Washington, Texas  77880
936-878-2214
“Texas Independence Day Celebration”—presented by H-E-B—is an annual two-day living history celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, 2018 on the 293-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to commemorate when 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. After all, there is no better place to celebrate Texas independence than on the very spot “Where Texas Became Texas.” The admission-free “Texas Independence Day Celebration” (TIDC) event features two stages of non-stop live music and entertainment; Texian Village of arts and crafts; variety of foods; Texas A&M University Singing Cadets; Kids History Zone; Aggieland Mariachi Band; “The Birth of a Republic” historical play about the signers of the declaration; Brenham Children’s Chorus; and other commemorative programs. Historical reenactors set up a bonafide 1836 Texas Army camp on the park grounds, where visitors can wander freely to learn how the soldiers and their families lived then, and witness musket and cannon firings. Admission fees are waived for the site’s attractions (Independence Hall; Star of the Republic Museum and Barrington Living History Farm) for that weekend celebration. Admission to the grounds, on-site shuttles and parking are also free during TIDC. Contact 936-878-2214 or jon.failor@tpwd.texas.gov for more information. Updates on the TIDC schedule can be found at www.wheretexasbecametexas.org and www.facebook.com/washingtononthebrazos/. [Organizer's description]

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