Juneteenth Celebration

June 25

 

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

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- Summer Sweets

Focus Weekend- Summer Sweets – 07/02/2022 - 07/03/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are getting ready for the 4th so we’ll be making some period desserts and talking about picnics like ones Dr. Jones might have attended.… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - Pulling Fodder

Focus Weekend - Pulling Fodder – 07/09/2022 - 07/10/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones penned in his journal on July 13, 1854 – “Commenced taking corn blade fodder.” Although very few ears of corn were used to… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - Painting the Perimeter

Focus Weekend - Painting the Perimeter – 07/16/2022 - 07/17/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wear some old clothes and help us paint the fence and kitchen interior with whitewash. A traditional part of yearly cleaning it keeps the Plantation… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - On Their Own Time

Focus Weekend - On Their Own Time – 07/23/2022 - 07/24/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Though free time for those enslaved at Barrington was typically limited to Sundays and occasional holidays, time off provided an opportunity to rest and enjoy… Learn More>>


Special Program - School Time!

Special Program - School Time! – 07/30/2022 - 07/31/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fancy learning 1850’s style? You can mind your manners and your ABC’s for a period school lesson at the Jones’ home while getting ready to… Learn More>>


Farmers Nooning

Farmers Nooning – 08/06/2022 - 08/07/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day would help both enslaved and free 19th century farmers renew their energy on a… Learn More>>


Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat – 08/13/2022 - 08/14/2022
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 – 08/20/2022 - 08/21/2022
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>>


The Written Word

The Written Word – 08/27/2022 - 08/28/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Why is it important to know how to write a letter? Diaries, journals, and correspondence all contain the voice of their authors and important details… Learn More>>



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