Texas Independence Day Celebration

Feb 25 and 26



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

Focus Weekend- Essential Mineral- Salt

Focus Weekend- Essential Mineral- Salt – 02/11/2023 - 02/12/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Essential to good health, common table salt has been prized for hundreds of centuries. Unlike today, salt was not always so readily available, and colonists… Learn More>>

Focus Weekend- Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight

Focus Weekend- Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight – 02/18/2023 - 02/19/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Cooking in the Quarter

Cooking in the Quarter – 03/04/2023 - 03/05/2023
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>>

Focus Weekend- Pins & Needles

Focus Weekend- Pins & Needles – 03/11/2023 - 03/12/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Girl’s Own Book (1834) says, “There is no accomplishment of any kind more desirable…than neatness and skill in the use of a needle.” It… Learn More>>

Special Program- Beasts of Burden

Special Program- Beasts of Burden – 03/18/2023 - 03/19/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Plowing the land was a quintessential 1850s farming skill! Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital role in the… Learn More>>

Focus Weekend- Spring Tonics

Focus Weekend- Spring Tonics – 03/25/2023 - 03/26/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring has sprung- and there is so much to do! Who has time to be sick? Many families had their own special recipes for a… Learn More>>

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