Come join us for a walk back in history. You will be walking at the site of the 1836 General Convention which decided the fate of Texas. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is revered as the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. Washington remained a town of some prominence in early Texas until the eve of the Civil War. The park encompasses the site of the historic town (1836). It was the first county seat of Washington County in 1836, the capitol of Texas from 1842 to 1845, and the home of the last president of the Republic of Texas, Anson Jones. It is the seat of Texas dependence.
This is not a speed event. You are encouraged to bring along your children and walk/talk and spend some time together enjoying the great outdoors. All are welcome to come walk with us.
Start/Finish point and registration: Washington-on-the Brazos State Historic Site-Pavilion , 12300 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880
START TIME: 9:00 – Noon. Walkers must be off trails by 3:00 p.m.
This is a Volksmarching event and you need to register to get a start card. We request a $3.00 per person donation to help defray the cost of hosting the event.
When you finish (anytime before 3 p.m.) you turn in your start card. If you are an official Volkssporter and have an Event and/or Distance Record Book you will receive a stamp in your record books.
If you do not as yet have an AVA record book, they will be for sale at the start/finish. Just ask for a new walker’s packet. The packet is $5.00 but it contains three coupons for free registration ($9.00 value) as well as both an Event and a Distance book.
Directions to Walk Location: From Houston: 290 West to Hwy 6 at Hempstead. Take Hwy 6 North to Navasota. From Navasota, take Hwy 105 West 7 miles and turn left on FM 1155