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September 29th

 

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

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)

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

Home School Days

Home School Days – 09/05/2018 - 10/25/2018
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Every Wednesday and Friday in September and Thursdays in October, the staff at the Museum and Barrington Farm will present Childhood in Early Texas, an… Learn More>>


Color to Dye for

Color to Dye for – 09/30/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover how Texans in 1850 colored textiles from natural dyes using bugs, roots, and plants.  The Jones family and their enslaved workforce at Barrington could… Learn More>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 10/06/2018 - 10/07/2018
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>>


Labor of Thine Hands

Labor of Thine Hands – 10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ponder for a moment the skills and trades practiced by others that you rely upon daily. Auto mechanics, carpenters, electricians, plumbers just to name a… Learn More>>


19th Century Medicine

19th Century Medicine – 10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
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>>


Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds – 10/28/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anson Jones noted in his journal on Nov. 16, 1846 – “Sowed Wheat & finished sowing Rye…” Although corn was the standard grain Anson Jones… Learn More>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 11/03/2018 - 11/04/2018
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>>


Holiday Foods at Home

Holiday Foods at Home – 11/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
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>>


Turning Up and Going Fallow

Turning Up and Going Fallow – 11/17/2018 - 11/18/2018
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>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 12/01/2018 - 12/02/2018
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>>



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