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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Location

23100 Barrington Ln.
Washington, TX 77880
936-878-2214
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Hours

Wednesday to Sunday
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
 

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Tickets

Adult $8
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $7
Child (6-17) $5
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $20, each additional child $1

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Programs

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.

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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.

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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

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

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Cooking in the Quarter

Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal in the style of enslaved foodways using period ingredients and methods!

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Cooking in the Kitchen

View a cooking demonstration focusing on higher quality cuts of pork, or purchased foodstuffs, using historic recipes.

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Hard Work & Hydration

Join us in the fields for hands-on opportunities working with the crops, then cool off at the house and try a sample of “switchel” -- a historic thirst-quenching drink similar in purpose to sports drinks today.

Barrington Plantation in the Blog

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Remember The Republic

To this day, the Republic of Texas captures the imagination of people across the globe. On March 2, 1836, the founders set in motion a series of events which created an identity that transcended politics and still lasts with us. Learn about some sites around the state that preserve its legacy.