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Living History Saturday

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

Free to park visitors. Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. 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 play some early Texas games. Step back in time and discover the spot where Texas became Texas! (Activities will vary and some are weather dependent)

Traditional guided tours of Independence Hall will not be offered these days. 

This month's program will feature a special focus on kids activities:

  • 19th century children's toys
  • Quill pen writing
  • 1830s clothing dress-up
  • Hands-on laundry
  • Blacksmithing demonstration