Join us for the Texas Independence Day Celebration.

on March 2nd & 3rd

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

*OUR FIREWORKS ON THE BRAZOS EVENT WILL NO LONGER TAKE PLACE*

Jan 2019

Parlor Games & Music

Parlor Games & Music – 01/26/2019 - 01/27/2019
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. Come… Learn More>>


Feb 2019

Logging with Oxen

Logging with Oxen – 02/02/2019 - 02/03/2019
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>>


Pins & Needles, Sewing Basics

Pins & Needles, Sewing Basics – 02/09/2019 - 02/10/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make and take a handkerchief. The Girl’s Own Book (published in 1834) says, “There is no accomplishment of any kind more desirable…than neatness and skill… Learn More>>


Breaking Up Fallow Ground

Breaking Up Fallow Ground – 02/16/2019 - 02/17/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 7, 1855 – “Commenced breaking up prairie in the east Field.”  As we look to Spring planting,… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday

Living History Saturday – 02/16/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period… Learn More>>


Candle Dipping Demonstration

Candle Dipping Demonstration – 02/23/2019 - 02/24/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

How do you see at night? Come learn about candles and how most families would have needed to make their own light for nighttime. We’ll… Learn More>>


Mar 2019

Texas Independence Day Celebration

Texas Independence Day Celebration – 03/02/2019 - 03/03/2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

“Texas Independence Day Celebration”—presented by H-E-B—is an admission free annual two-day living history celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 and… Learn More>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 03/09/2019 - 03/10/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There’s nothing like a hot meal after a hard day of work. For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured… Learn More>>


Stagecoach Days

Stagecoach Days – 03/09/2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Take a trip back to 1850 as you explore what life was like travelling on the Texas frontier! Don’t miss this great opportunity to ride… Learn More>>


Beasts of Burden

Beasts of Burden – 03/16/2019 - 03/17/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Turning the fields over after lying fallow and plowing under green manure is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules,… Learn More>>


 

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Since most events occur at least partially outside, guests should dress appropriately for the weather and uneven terrain. Programs and events are open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.