Travel back in time to 1850 and explore the original home of Dr. Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas. The Jones family lived at the farm for over a decade, building a successful cotton farm with enslaved labor after Texas joined the union. This living history farm is complete with period costumed interpreters using 19th century farming practices for planting, cultivating, harvesting, and working with livestock. Explore the sights and smells of farm life and experience the daily lives of those who came 150 years ago.

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23100 Barrington Ln.
Washington, TX 77880
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Open Wed.-Sun. 
House and Grounds 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

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Ages 5 & Under Free  
Adults $8 
Student/children $5 
Seniors (65+) & Veterans $7 
Family (2 adults/1 child) $20  
Additional Children $1

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Public Tours  
Special Events  
School Programs 

Farmer walking oxen.

Plan Your Visit

Barrington Plantation is part of the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site complex. Find out more about the site and activies.

Room inside servant quarters.

Barrington Plantation History

The Washington area was the site of the final home of the last president of the Republic of Texas.

People hanging out on the porch.

Adult Group Tours

Our adult group tours offer a captivating journey inviting visitors to step back in time and experience the events that shaped our great state.

Checkerboard on a table.

School Programs

Plan an unforgettable educational adventure for your students with our engaging field trip experiences.

Front of the Star of the Republic Museum

Star of the Republic Museum

The star-shaped museum commemorates the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the last capital of the Republic of Texas.

Outside Independence Hall at Washington on the Brazos


Known as "Where Texas Became Texas," it was on this site that on March 1, 1836, Texas delegates met to formally announce Texas' intention to separate from Mexico.

Events at Barrington Plantation


Beasts of Burden

Plowing the land was a quintessential 1850s farming skill!


Beasts of Burden

Plowing the land was a quintessential 1850s farming skill!

food cooking in front of fire

Class- Hearth Cooking Workshop

Learn to cook on a hearth like early Texans! Family Class is Sat. March 23rd, 2024; Adult Class is Sun. March 24th, 2024. Registration is required.