Experience the Tombstone Trail

Oct 21 & 22



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

Color to Dye For

Color to Dye For – 09/24/2022 - 09/25/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the 1850s brightly colored and patterned cloth was imported from the mills of England and New England but time in the Texas sun would… Learn More>>

White Gold: Cotton in Texas

White Gold: Cotton in Texas – 10/01/2022 - 10/02/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Selling cotton picked by those enslaved was the main source of Barrington’s income – a cash crop. This special program gives visitors the hands-on opportunity… Learn More>>

19th Century Medicine

19th Century Medicine – 10/08/2022 - 10/09/2022
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>>

Labour of Thine Hands

Labour of Thine Hands – 10/15/2022 - 10/16/2022
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>>

Morning Ablutions

Morning Ablutions – 10/22/2022 - 10/23/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

The Humble Calabash

The Humble Calabash – 10/29/2022 - 10/30/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The calabash, or gourd, was readily seen in many 19th century gardens and found many uses among enslaved people. Join us as we explore the… Learn More>>

Holiday Foods at Home

Holiday Foods at Home – 11/05/2022 - 11/06/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What special foods do you enjoy on 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 – 11/12/2022 - 11/13/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones penned in his journal on Nov. 16, 1846, that those enslaved– “Recommenced breaking up the strip of prairie on the east side of… Learn More>>

Changing of the Seasons

Changing of the Seasons – 11/19/2022 - 11/20/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Putting the Garden to Bed

Putting the Garden to Bed – 11/26/2022 - 11/27/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Help tidy up the garden and get it ready for winter. Ongoing throughout the day. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more… Learn More>>

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