Holiday Market

Nov. 21

 

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.


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Public Hours

clock Open Daily from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 12/05/2020 - 12/06/2020
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>>


Holiday Foods at Home

Holiday Foods at Home – 12/19/2020 - 12/20/2020
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 & Hog Tight

Horse High, Bull Strong & Hog Tight – 12/26/2020 - 12/27/2020
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>>


Winter Blues

Winter Blues – 01/02/2021 - 01/03/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mental health treatment looked very different in the 1850’s than current recommendations. We know Dr. Jones suffered from low spirits throughout his life and found… Learn More>>


Butchering & Curing

Butchering & Curing – 01/09/2021 - 01/10/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century. Their main source of meat, pork, has been preserved by drying, salting… Learn More>>


Parlor Games

Parlor Games – 01/16/2021 - 01/17/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What games do you play on a rainy day? Victorian Texans had many imaginative games to entertain themselves without Nintendo’s, Wii’s, TVs, or computers. Play… Learn More>>


Harness and Tack

Harness and Tack – 01/23/2021 - 01/24/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Though the weather is cold outside, there’s still much work to be done indoors repairing and conditioning leather harness for the next plowing season. Join… Learn More>>


Essential Mineral: Salt

Essential Mineral: Salt – 01/30/2021 - 01/31/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Essential to good health, common table salt has been prized for hundreds of centuries. Unlike today, salt was not always so readily available, and colonists… Learn More>>



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