On site, there are a number of attractions, some are free, some are not. We purchased the multi-site pass which allowed us to view all, and it was well worth it.
There is a visitors center, with a large walk-through display of Texas history. The boys and I probably found this section the least interesting.
The picnic area is beautiful, with large trees, lots of picnic tables, restrooms and a small playground area.
Within a short walking distance, you can see the previous location of Robinson's ferry on the Brazos and the location of the old town of Washington, originally capital of Texas.
We then viewed the Star of Republic Museum, which was very helpful, interesting and informative.
The museum starts with a twenty minute film explaining the significance of this location to the revolution.
There is then a very nice museum to walk through with a discovery center with activities for children of all ages and lot of interactive displays. It definitely kept the interest of all ages.
We really enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about Texas history.
Combined with our trip to Bluebell creameries, this was a perfect day trip from Austin!