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

May 28

Focus Weekend- Okra, Peanuts, & Potatoes

May 28th & 29th, 10a – 4p: 

The garden kept by those enslaved at Barrington provided diversity to an otherwise bland diet, and more importantly filled the gaps in nutrition. Join us as explore the heirloom varieties growing in the...

May 29

Focus Weekend- Okra, Peanuts, & Potatoes

May 28th & 29th, 10a – 4p: 

The garden kept by those enslaved at Barrington provided diversity to an otherwise bland diet, and more importantly filled the gaps in nutrition. Join us as explore the heirloom varieties growing in the...

June 4

Special Program- Chased by Mops and Buckets

Jun. 4th & 5th, 10a – 4p: 

Spring cleaning was a yearly ritual that has been obliterated by modern conveniences. Preparing the house for warmer weather, chasing out cobwebs and dirt, scrubbing walls and floors, is far more laborious...

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