Join us for the Juneteenth Heritage Celebration.

on June 22nd

 

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

Women's Work

Women's Work – 04/27/2019 - 04/28/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Women in the mid-Victorian period were expected to be concerned about, and very involved in life around the home. How did their education, for daughters… Learn More>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 05/04/2019 - 05/05/2019
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>>


Gleaning for Pie

Gleaning for Pie – 05/11/2019 - 05/12/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gathering fruit is an old way to keep Jack from being a dull boy! Come and see the different pie fillings the Jones family might… Learn More>>


Plows and Petticoats; True Texas Women

Plows and Petticoats; True Texas Women – 05/18/2019 - 05/19/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

From an early age, most Victorian women were trained for the worthy profession of caring for a family. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, and childcare comprised the… Learn More>>


Ploughing the Weeds

Ploughing the Weeds – 05/25/2019 - 05/26/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on May 14, 1850 - “Finished ploughing and hoeing corn first time.” The crops are short and the weeds… Learn More>>


Forgotten Roots

Forgotten Roots – 06/01/2019 - 06/02/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jones noted in his journal on July 19, 1846 – “Ripe peaches from my Orchard at Barrington.” Caring for an orchard takes skill and patience,… Learn More>>


Chased by Mops and Buckets

Chased by Mops and Buckets – 06/08/2019 - 06/09/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring cleaning is a yearly ritual that modern conveniences have obliterated the need to have. Preparing the house for warmer weather, chasing out cobwebs and… Learn More>>


Field Work and Free Time

Field Work and Free Time – 06/15/2019 - 06/16/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Though free time for the enslaved at Barrington was typically limited to Sundays and occasional holidays, time off provided an opportunity to enjoy a variety… Learn More>>


Seeds and Soil

Seeds and Soil – 06/29/2019 - 06/30/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What kinds of chores did early Texans do in their gardens? Find out in this extremely hands-on program. Learn how yesterday’s gardening techniques and varieties… Learn More>>



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