Join us for Texas Independence Day Celebration.

February 29th and March 1st



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

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

Harness and Tack

Harness and Tack – 01/25/2020 - 01/26/2020
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>>

Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 02/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Adult Cooking School

Adult Cooking School – 02/08/2020 - 02/09/2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn how to cook a period seasonal meal at this healthy cooking school offered on Saturday & Sunday. Class will be $30 per person. No… Learn More>>

Logging with Oxen

Logging with Oxen – 02/15/2020 - 02/16/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 4, 1856 - “Water froze inside the house…” Though the house was designed to stay cool in… Learn More>>

Pins & Needles, Sewing Basics

Pins & Needles, Sewing Basics – 02/22/2020 - 02/23/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make and take a pincushion. The Girl’s Own Book (published in 1834) says, “There is no accomplishment of any kind more desirable…than neatness and skill… Learn More>>

Good Gardening

Good Gardening – 03/07/2020 - 03/08/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Keeping gardens weeded, watered, and in good order was considered part of a woman’s daily duty. It contributed to a varied diet and survival in… Learn More>>

Beasts of Burden

Beasts of Burden – 03/14/2020 - 03/15/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Turning the fields over after lying fallow is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital… Learn More>>

Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 03/21/2020 - 03/22/2020
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>>

Spring Tonics

Spring Tonics – 03/28/2020 - 03/29/2020
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>>

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