Bark in the Park

Sept. 26



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

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

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

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat – 08/15/2020 - 08/16/2020
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>>

Chaff in the Wind

Chaff in the Wind – 08/22/2020 - 08/23/2020
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 – 08/29/2020 - 08/30/2020
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 – 09/05/2020 - 09/06/2020
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>>

Aww, Shucks!

Aww, Shucks! – 09/12/2020 - 09/13/2020
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 – 09/19/2020 - 09/20/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Chinking and Daubing

Chinking and Daubing – 09/26/2020 - 09/27/2020
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>>

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