Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

A woman shelling peas Historic house light by candlelight View from cultivating behind the ox Harvesting corn fodder in a green wagon Storm front over Jones home Fire in enslaved cabin

23400 Park Rd. 12
Washington, TX 77880
936-878-2214
barrington-plantation@thc.texas.gov

 

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.

Upcoming Events

January 22

Special Program- Butchering & Curing

Attention Please! Due to unseasonably warm weather our Butchering program, originally scheduled for Jan. 8th & 9th, has been postponed to Jan. 22nd & 23rd in hopes of cooler weather.

Information on the Butchering program:

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January 22

Focus Weekend- Harness & Tack

Jan. 22nd & 23rd, 10a – 4p: 

Though the weather is cold outside, there’s still much work to be done indoors repairing and conditioning leather harness for the next plowing season. Join us by the warm fire as we give all of our leather...

January 23

Special Program- Butchering & Curing

Attention Please! Due to unseasonably warm weather our Butchering program, originally scheduled for Jan. 8th & 9th, has been postponed to Jan. 22nd & 23rd in hopes of cooler weather.

Information on the Butchering program:

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