Texas Independence Day Celebration

February 26th and 27th

 

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 - Essential Mineral- Salt

Focus Weekend - Essential Mineral- Salt – 01/29/2022 - 01/30/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Essential to good health, common table salt has been prized for hundreds of centuries. Unlike today, salt was not always so readily available, and colonists… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - Cooking in the Quarter

Focus Weekend - Cooking in the Quarter – 02/05/2022 - 02/06/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


Special Program - Hearth Cooking Workshop

Special Program - Hearth Cooking Workshop – 02/12/2022 - 02/13/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sign up to join a cooking workshop on either Saturday (Family Class) or Sunday (Adult Class), to learn how to cook a period seasonal meal.… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - Hauling with Oxen

Focus Weekend - Hauling with Oxen – 02/19/2022 - 02/20/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 4, 1856 - “Water froze inside the house…” Though the house was designed to stay cool in… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - Cooking in the Quarter

Focus Weekend - Cooking in the Quarter – 03/05/2022 - 03/06/2022
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>>


Focus Weekend - Parlor Games

Focus Weekend - Parlor Games – 03/12/2022 - 03/13/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What games do you play on a rainy day? Victorian Texans had many imaginative games to entertain themselves without Nintendo’s, Wii’s, TVs, or computers. Play… Learn More>>


Special Program - Beasts of Burden

Special Program - Beasts of Burden – 03/19/2022 - 03/20/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Turning the fields over after lying fallow is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - Spring Tonics

Focus Weekend - Spring Tonics – 03/26/2022 - 03/27/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring has sprung- and there’s so much to do! Who has time to be sick? Many families had their own special recipes for a Spring… Learn More>>


Special Program - Scraping and Plowing

Special Program - Scraping and Plowing – 04/02/2022 - 04/03/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are following the cotton cultivation methods laid out by the period account of Solomon Northup, a free man who was kidnapped from Washington D.C.… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - Love of Literature

Focus Weekend - Love of Literature – 04/09/2022 - 04/10/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones was an enthusiastic reader who enjoyed books and poetry. His library contained more than 1,000 books in 1858. Learn about his favorite authors… Learn More>>



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