Join us for Twilight Firelight.

on November 30th 4:30pm - 7:00pm

 

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

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

19th Century Medicine

19th Century Medicine – 11/16/2019 - 11/17/2019
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>>


Turning Up and Going Fallow

Turning Up and Going Fallow – 11/23/2019 - 11/24/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


Candlelight Christmas

Candlelight Christmas – 12/06/2019 - 12/07/2019
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington Plantation and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the Civil War.  Discover the origins of some of… Learn More>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 12/14/2019 - 12/15/2019
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>>


Holiday Foods

Holiday Foods – 12/21/2019 - 12/22/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What special foods do you enjoy at the holidays? Like you, the Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats… Learn More>>


Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight

Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight – 12/28/2019 - 12/29/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Dec. 29, 1847 – “Hired Mr. Bowen… Sent Him with two hands to Cedar Brake to make rails.”… Learn More>>



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