Candlelight Christmas

Dec 9 and 10



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

Candlelight Christmas

Candlelight Christmas – 12/09/2022 - 12/10/2022
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Silent Night and gunshots, festive music and solemn moments—an 1850s Texan Christmas experience! Discover the origins of some of our favorite Holiday traditions as costumed… Learn More>>

Holiday Foods at Home

Holiday Foods at Home – 12/17/2022 - 12/18/2022
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>>

Focus Weekend- Harness and Tack

Focus Weekend- Harness and Tack – 01/07/2023 - 01/08/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Though the weather is cold outside, there’s still much work to be done indoors repairing and conditioning leather harness for the next plowing season. Join… Learn More>>

Special Program- Butchering and Curing

Special Program- Butchering and Curing – 01/21/2023 - 01/22/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century. Their main source of meat, pork, has been preserved by drying, salting… Learn More>>

Focus Weekend- Parlor Games

Focus Weekend- Parlor Games – 01/28/2023 - 01/29/2023
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 PlayStation’s, Wii’s, TVs, or computers. Play… Learn More>>

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