Holiday Market

Nov. 21

 

BARRINGTON PLANTATION

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

Morning Ablutions

Morning Ablutions – 10/24/2020 - 10/25/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


Holiday Foods at Home

Holiday Foods at Home – 10/31/2020 - 11/01/2020
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>>


Labour of Thine Hands

Labour of Thine Hands – 11/07/2020 - 11/08/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ponder for a moment all of the skills and trades practiced by others that you rely upon daily: auto mechanics, carpenters, electricians, plumbers just to… Learn More>>


Turning Up and Going Fallow

Turning Up and Going Fallow – 11/14/2020 - 11/15/2020
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>>


Changing of the Seasons

Changing of the Seasons – 11/21/2020 - 11/22/2020
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>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 12/05/2020 - 12/06/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal… Learn More>>


Holiday Foods at Home

Holiday Foods at Home – 12/19/2020 - 12/20/2020
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>>


Horse High, Bull Strong & Hog Tight

Horse High, Bull Strong & Hog Tight – 12/26/2020 - 12/27/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Dec. 29, 1847 – “Hired Mr. Bowen… Sent Him with two hands to Cedar Brake to make rails.”… Learn More>>



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