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Living History Saturday

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!

Free to park visitors:

On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas. The program features activities suited for the entire family. Try your hand at writing with a quill pen and sign a copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Visit with militia soldiers travelling through town or try your hand at some early Texas games. Step back in time and discover the spot where Texas became Texas! (Activities can vary and some are weather dependent)

This program will feature:

  • Cooking demonstration with focus on the type of food available in town at the time of the Convention of 1836.
  • Blacksmithing demonstration.

Traditional Independence Hall tours will not be offered this day.