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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

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- Scraping and Plowing

Focus Weekend- Scraping and Plowing – 06/03/2023 - 06/04/2023
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- Putting Up for Winter

Focus Weekend- Putting Up for Winter – 06/10/2023 - 06/11/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Preserving food was one of the biggest jobs in the spring and summer for the times of year when food is not as plentiful. Join… Learn More>>

Special Program- Gentlemanly Pursuits

Special Program- Gentlemanly Pursuits – 06/18/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Though purchased at the price of others’ freedom, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits in their leisure time, including… Learn More>>

Focus Weekend- Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes

Focus Weekend- Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes – 06/25/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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