Bark in the Park

September 25, free admission



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

School Time

School Time – 07/31/2021 - 08/01/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is as special program at Barrington taking place on Saturday, July 31 at 10am, 1pm and 3pm and Sunday, August 1 at 10am, 1pm… Learn More>>

Farmers Nooning

Farmers Nooning – 08/07/2021 - 08/08/2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day helped 19th century farmers renew their energy on a long day in the blazing… Learn More>>

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat – 08/14/2021 - 08/15/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come stay cool with us in the heat of summer and discover what early Texans did to stay cool. Without modern A.C. you might be… Learn More>>

Chaff in the Wind

Chaff in the Wind – 08/21/2021 - 08/22/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Aug. 4, 1847 - “Thrashed out rye”. Now that our grain crop has been harvested, it’s time to… Learn More>>

Traveling in Texas

Traveling in Texas – 08/28/2021 - 08/29/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There are 1,774 miles between Anson Jones’ hometown in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and where he lived in Washington, Texas. How on earth did he get… Learn More>>

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