Significant to the antebellum period of Texas history and the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, this site hosted a sizable plantation operation and two-story Greek Revival-style house. Levi Jordan moved his family and enslaved workers to Texas to establish a sugar and cotton plantation on the San Bernard River in the late 1840s. The site highlights the multiple perspectives and evolving relationships of those who lived and worked on the land during the 19th century. Today, the Levi Jordan Plantation provides a unique opportunity to understand the evolving agricultural history of the South and the early African American experience in Texas.

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Location

10510 FM 524 
Brazoria, TX 77422 
979-798-2202 
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Hours

Wednesday to Sunday 
9 a.m.–5 p.m. 

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Tickets

Adult $10
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $8
Child (6-17) $5
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $22, each additional child $1

Admission provides access to both Levi Jordan and Varner-Hogg Plantations 

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Programs

Public Tours  
Special Events  
School Programs  

Visitors on walkway at Levi Jordan

Plan Your Visit

Find out all there is to do at the site and surrounding area.

Living room in the Levi Jordan Plantation house

Levi Jordan History

In 1848, Jordan purchased a half-league (2,214 acres) of mostly uncleared woods and prairie in Brazoria County.

Events at Levi Jordan Plantation

a statue of Barbara Jordan and Matthew Gaines on a bright yellow background

Consider the Perspective

Join us for a discussion panel that gathers local leaders and grassroots organizations together to discuss the contributions of recently emancipated enslaved individuals and their descendants.

A film strip of four old photographs of families in black and white

Historic Photo Identification Workshop

Bring your oldest family photos and learn to identify the historic photography techniques that were used to take them! In this program you will develop skills to continue learning about your family history through photos.

Jar of switchel

Roots of Refreshment Series: Switchel

Join us at the Levi Jordan Plantation for a demonstration of how to make the historic drink switchel.

Levi Jordan Plantation in the Blog

Plantations' Past

Since Texas’ colonization, people of African descent have been contributing to the state and its history. With their arrival in Texas as early as 1528, African Americans—whether enslaved or free—were instrumental in settling Spanish Texas.