Join us for the Texas Independence Day Celebration.

on March 2nd & 3rd

 

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

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

Parlor Games & Music

Parlor Games & Music – 01/26/2019 - 01/27/2019
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. Come… Learn More>>


Logging with Oxen

Logging with Oxen – 02/02/2019 - 02/03/2019
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 – 02/09/2019 - 02/10/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


Breaking Up Fallow Ground

Breaking Up Fallow Ground – 02/16/2019 - 02/17/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 7, 1855 – “Commenced breaking up prairie in the east Field.”  As we look to Spring planting,… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday

Living History Saturday – 02/16/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 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>>


Candle Dipping Demonstration

Candle Dipping Demonstration – 02/23/2019 - 02/24/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

How do you see at night? Come learn about candles and how most families would have needed to make their own light for nighttime. We’ll… Learn More>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 03/09/2019 - 03/10/2019
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>>


Beasts of Burden

Beasts of Burden – 03/16/2019 - 03/17/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Turning the fields over after lying fallow and plowing under green manure is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules,… Learn More>>


Spring Tonics

Spring Tonics – 03/23/2019 - 03/24/2019
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>>


19th Century Medicine

19th Century Medicine – 03/30/2019 - 03/31/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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



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