Just an hour drive from Houston sits Washington-on-the-Brazos, “The birthplace of Texas.” Founded when Texas was still part of Mexico, the 293-acre park is nestled along the Brazos River and offers a perfect backdrop for the beautifully-preserved historic site.
Many attractions are open daily, including Independence Hall where delegates met in March 1836 to sign Texas’ Declaration of Independence. You can even take a trip back to 1850 at Barrington Living History Farm, home to the last president of the Texas Republic, Dr. Anson Jones.
The property also has spots for picnics, hikes and birdwatching, and leashed pets are welcome.
– Kristie Coggins, The 100 Companies