Join us for the Juneteenth Heritage Celebration.

on June 22nd



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 Wednesday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

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

Wheels, Chassis and Box

Wheels, Chassis and Box – 07/20/2019 - 07/21/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anson Jones wrote in his account ledger on Dec. 31, 1845 – “… 4 yoke of oxen & wagons ($200)…” As the main vehicles for… Learn More>>

Sweet Desserts!

Sweet Desserts! – 07/27/2019 - 07/28/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer is a time to enjoy special treats, since farm work and heat is so intense, and we want to enjoy a cooler kitchen. We’ll… Learn More>>

Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 08/03/2019 - 08/04/2019
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>>

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat – 08/10/2019 - 08/11/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come stay cool with us in the heat of summer and discover what early Texans did to stay cool. Without modern A.C. you might be… Learn More>>

Wheat and Chaff

Wheat and Chaff – 08/17/2019 - 08/18/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Aug. 4, 1847 - “Thrashed out rye”.  Now that our grain crop has been harvested, it’s time to… Learn More>>

Traveling in Texas

Traveling in Texas – 08/24/2019 - 08/25/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There are 1,774 miles between Anson Jones’ hometown in Great Barrington Massachusetts and where he lived in Washington Texas. How on earth did he get… Learn More>>

Corn Off the Cob

Corn Off the Cob – 08/31/2019 - 09/01/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The ears of corn have dried in the summer sun and been gathered to the corn crib. Now it’s time to husk the ears and… Learn More>>

Aw, Shucks!

Aw, Shucks! – 09/07/2019 - 09/08/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Corn was the largest and most versatile crop grown at Barrington. Discover how various parts of the corn plant would be used across the farm… Learn More>>

Color to Dye For

Color to Dye For – 09/14/2019 - 09/15/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Though in the 1850’s brightly colored and beautifully patterned cloth was readily imported from the mills of England, time in the Texas sun would take… Learn More>>

Changing of the Seasons

Changing of the Seasons – 09/21/2019 - 09/22/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall is here! It’s time to clean the house and ready it for the cooler months of the year. Take part in the action as… Learn More>>

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