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Until June 30th

 

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.


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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

Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 05/02/2020 - 05/03/2020
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>>


Plows & Petticoats: True Texas Women

Plows & Petticoats: True Texas Women – 05/09/2020 - 05/10/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

From an early age, most Victorian women were trained for the worthy profession of caring for a family. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, and childcare comprised the… Learn More>>


Ploughing the Weeds

Ploughing the Weeds – 05/16/2020 - 05/17/2020
12:00 am

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on May 14, 1850 - “Finished ploughing and hoeing corn first time.” The crops are short and the weeds… Learn More>>


Good Gardening

Good Gardening – 05/23/2020 - 05/24/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Keeping gardens weeded, watered, and in good order was considered part of a woman’s daily duty. It contributed to a varied diet and survival in… Learn More>>


Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes

Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes – 05/30/2020 - 05/31/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Garden kept by those enslaved at Barrington provided diversity to an otherwise bland diet, and more importantly filled the gaps in nutrition. Join us as… Learn More>>


Chased by Mops and Buckets

Chased by Mops and Buckets – 06/06/2020 - 06/07/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring cleaning is a yearly ritual that modern conveniences have obliterated the need to have. Preparing the house for warmer weather, chasing out cobwebs and… Learn More>>


Forgotten Roots

Forgotten Roots – 06/13/2020 - 06/14/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on July 19, 1846 – “Ripe peaches from my Orchard at Barrington.” Caring for an orchard takes skill and… Learn More>>


“Gentlemanly Pursuits”

“Gentlemanly Pursuits” – 06/20/2020 - 06/21/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In their leisure time, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits, including card playing, hunting, and fishing.  Join us for… Learn More>>



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