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on June 22nd

 

BARRINGTON PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE

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.


Photo Gallery


Public Hours

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

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 Plantation. 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 Plantation, 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)


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 Plantation) 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 Plantation

Changing of the Seasons

Changing of the Seasons – 09/21/2019 - 09/22/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall is here! It’s time to clean the house and ready it for the cooler months of the year. Take part in the action as… Learn More>>


Chinking & Daubing

Chinking & Daubing – 09/29/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Patching the chinking and daubing between the logs of the slave cabins to keep the elements out would be a seasonal task for those enslaved… Learn More>>


White Gold: Cotton in Texas

White Gold: Cotton in Texas – 10/05/2019 - 10/06/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

When Dr. Anson Jones and his family lived at Barrington Farm in the 1850’s, cotton was the main cash crop.  During that time the majority… Learn More>>


19th Century Medicine

19th Century Medicine – 10/12/2019 - 10/13/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


The Humble Calabash

The Humble Calabash – 10/19/2019 - 10/20/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The calabash, or gourd, was readily seen in many 19th century gardens and found many uses among enslaved people. Join us as we explore the… Learn More>>


Morning Ablutions

Morning Ablutions – 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What’s your morning routine look like? See how the Jones family at Barrington prepared to face the day and maybe clean yourself up a little… Learn More>>


Holiday Foods at Home

Holiday Foods at Home – 11/02/2019 - 11/03/2019
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>>


Labor of Thine Hands

Labor of Thine Hands – 11/09/2019 - 11/10/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ponder for a moment all of the skills and trades practiced by others that you rely upon daily: auto mechanics, carpenters, electricians, plumbers just to… Learn More>>


19th Century Medicine

19th Century Medicine – 11/16/2019 - 11/17/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


Turning Up and Going Fallow

Turning Up and Going Fallow – 11/23/2019 - 11/24/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones penned in his journal on Nov. 16, 1846 – “Recommenced breaking up the strip of prairie on the east side of field…” As… Learn More>>



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