Join us for the Texas Independence Day Celebration.

on March 2nd & 3rd

 

BARRINGTON LIVING HISTORY FARM

 

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 Living History Farm, 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.


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Public Hours

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

Starting in June 2019, Barrington Farm will have new visitor hours to create a more immersive experience for guests. We’ll be increasing on-site historic activities while eliminating 21st century distractions like trimmers and mowers operating while we are open. Although the Farm will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, the remainder of the Park will continue to operate 7 days a week. We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to seeing you in 1850!

For information about holiday closings, visit Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Admission Fees

Tickets for the general public may be purchased at the Visitor Center, Star of the Republic Museum, or Barrington Living History Farm. Visitors desiring tickets to multiple sites may purchase a Brazos Pass for all three sites:

Single site ticket: (admission to one site):

Adults: $5.00
Students/children over age 6: $3.00
Family: $15.00-Includes 2 adults and up to 5 students/children
(Children ages 6 and under are admitted free)

Brazos Pass: (unlimited admission to Independence Hall, Star of the Republic Museum and Barrington Farm, for one day only)

Adults: $9.00
Students: $6.00
Family: $27.00-Includes 2 adults and up to 5 students/children
(Children ages 6 and under are admitted free)
(Independence Hall and Barrington Farm are free to anyone with a valid Texas State Park Pass (TSPP)


Tour Information

The farm is structured to be a self-paced experience for the general public.  Groups of 20 or more require advance reservations and are scheduled only during the week (Monday – Friday). Group tours will be provided with a schedule for touring.

Tour Fees

Adult Group Tour Fees: (Available Monday-Friday for groups of 20 or more)

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE AT LEAST 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

The group must stay together as schedule indicates. Groups of less than 20 will be charged general public admission fees (see above). Groups of more than 50 may be divided into subgroups due to space limitations at each site. One hour per site is allowed for adult group tours.
 There are no group rates available on the weekend.

One site: $4.00
Two sites: $4.00
Three sites: $6.00

School Tour Fees: (Available Monday-Friday for groups of 20 or more)
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO QUALIFY FOR SCHOOL TOUR FEES.

Groups over 25 students will be broken into subgroups, which will rotate through sites on a schedule. Due to space constraints, each site has a maximum number of students that are allowed at one time.

Groups of less than 20 students are welcome to visit the facilities on their own, depending on availability, but will not receive a guided program. Public admission fees (see above) will apply.

The student fee for tours is $1.00 per site (Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Living History Farm) per student. Fees may vary for special programs.

Minimum student group fee for one site is $20.00.
Teachers (up to one per 10 students) and bus drivers (one per bus) FREE.
Chaperones: Adult chaperones will be charged the general public admission fee of $5.00 for one site or $9.00 for multiple sites (Brazos Pass).

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Events at Barrington Living History Farm

Candle Dipping Demonstration

Candle Dipping Demonstration – 02/23/2019 - 02/24/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

How do you see at night? Come learn about candles and how most families would have needed to make their own light for nighttime. We’ll… Learn More>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 03/09/2019 - 03/10/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There’s nothing like a hot meal after a hard day of work. For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured… Learn More>>


Beasts of Burden

Beasts of Burden – 03/16/2019 - 03/17/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Turning the fields over after lying fallow and plowing under green manure is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules,… Learn More>>


Spring Tonics

Spring Tonics – 03/23/2019 - 03/24/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring has sprung- and there’s so much to do. Who has time to be sick? Many families had their own special recipes for a Spring… Learn More>>


19th Century Medicine

19th Century Medicine – 03/30/2019 - 03/31/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Before becoming president, Anson Jones made his fortune as a doctor. At a time where medicine was more art than science, what would a visit… Learn More>>



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