Juneteenth Heritage Program

Come celebrate with us on: June 24th, 2017

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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

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

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)


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)

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

Letters from Home

Letters from Home – 05/27/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Writing letters was an important way to communicate news, family information, announcements, and new ideas or events to the world. Try your hand with a… Learn More>>

Chased by Mops and Buckets

Chased by Mops and Buckets – 06/03/2017 - 06/25/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring cleaning was a yearly ordeal that families underwent to prepare their house for warmer weather and to clean out the dust and dirt from… Learn More>>

Corn Harvest and Field Weeding

Corn Harvest and Field Weeding – 07/01/2017 - 07/30/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Help harvest our corn fodder and corn, as weather permits, and tend to our fields throughout the summer. Fighting the weeds is something everyone had… Learn More>>

Fireworks on the Brazos

Fireworks on the Brazos – 07/04/2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

“Fireworks on the Brazos,” one of the park’s most treasured events occurs on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.  Presented by… Learn More>>

Living History Saturday

Living History Saturday – 07/15/2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836.  On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period… Learn More>>

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