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November 27th

 

BARRINGTON PLANTATION

About_BarringtonFarmStep into 1850 as you explore the original home of Dr. Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas. The home is the centerpiece of Barrington Plantation, where the Jones family lived for over a decade, building a successful cotton farm after Texas joined the Union. Today, using Anson’s daybooks and accounts as their guide, costumed interpreters use 1850s methods and materials for planting, cultivating and harvesting the fields and working with livestock. Chores are plentiful on a working farm, so you are welcome to lend a hand if you’d like.


Photo Gallery


Public Hours

The farm is currently open Wednesday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Admission Fees 

Tickets for the general public may be purchased at the Visitor Center.

Individual Tickets for all sites:

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Students (Age 6-18 and college students): $5.00
  • Children (Age 5 and under): Free
  • Family Pass (Includes 2 adults and 1 student): $20.00
    Each additional student is $1. 
  • Seniors & Veterans: $7.00

Group Tour Tickets: 

  • School Group (per student): $2 per site or $5 for all three sites.
  • Adult Group (per person): $6 for all three sites.

Tour Information

Group tours and education programs are available.  Please call 936 878 2214 for additional information or to book your tour.

 


Events at Barrington Plantation

Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter

Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter – 12/04/2021 - 12/05/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal… Learn More>>


Candlelight Christmas

Candlelight Christmas – 12/10/2021 - 12/11/2021
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington Plantation and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the Civil War. Discover the origins of some of… Learn More>>


Focus weekend - Holiday Foods

Focus weekend - Holiday Foods – 12/18/2021 - 12/19/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What special foods do you enjoy at the holidays? Like you, the Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats… Learn More>>


Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight

Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight – 12/26/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Dec. 29, 1847 – “Hired Mr. Bowen… Sent Him with two hands to Cedar Brake to make rails.”… Learn More>>



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