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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.


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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

Painting & Tidying

Painting & Tidying – 07/06/2024 - 07/07/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wear some old clothes and help us paint the house fence with whitewash, then head over to the barn to help clear the clutter that… Learn More>>


Cooking in the Quarter

Cooking in the Quarter – 07/20/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


Cooking in the Kitchen

Cooking in the Kitchen – 07/21/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experience the bustle of a busy plantation kitchen and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a hearth cooked meal being prepared, and reflect… Learn More>>


Cooking in the Quarter

Cooking in the Quarter – 08/17/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


Cooking in the Kitchen

Cooking in the Kitchen – 08/18/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experience the bustle of a busy plantation kitchen and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a hearth cooked meal being prepared, and reflect… Learn More>>


Corn: Field to Table

Corn: Field to Table – 08/31/2024 - 09/01/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The ears of corn that dried in the summer sun have been gathered to the corn crib. Head to the barn and race a friend… Learn More>>



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