Bark in the Park

September 25, free admission



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

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

Focus Weekend- Chinking and Daubing

Focus Weekend- Chinking and Daubing – 09/25/2021 - 09/26/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Patching the chinking and daubing between the logs of the slave cabins to keep the elements out would be a seasonal task for those enslaved… Learn More>>

Special Program- White Gold: Cotton in Texas

Special Program- White Gold: Cotton in Texas – 10/02/2021 - 10/03/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

When Dr. Anson Jones and his family lived at Barrington in the 1850’s, selling cotton was the main source of income – a cash crop.… Learn More>>

Focus Weekend - 19th Century Medicine

Focus Weekend - 19th Century Medicine – 10/09/2021 - 10/10/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Focus Weekend - Morning Ablutions

Focus Weekend - Morning Ablutions – 10/23/2021 - 10/24/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What does your morning routine look like? See how the Jones family prepared to face the day and maybe clean yourself up a little bit… Learn More>>

Focus Weekend- Holiday Foods at Home

Focus Weekend- Holiday Foods at Home – 10/30/2021 - 10/31/2021
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>>

Candlelight Christmas

Candlelight Christmas – 12/10/2021 - 12/11/2021
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington Plantation and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the Civil War. Discover the origins of some of… Learn More>>

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