Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site Events

October 2018

October 6

Join us as Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site celebrates its annual Harvest Festival. Hop aboard a fun-filled hayride and spend the evening strolling through the barn to see the tools and wagons used during harvests of the 1800s. Stop by the garden to see sugar cane grow, learn how it’s harvested, and even taste a sample. Visitors may also take pictures with one of the site’s...

October 27

Join us for the “Walking with the Dead” Cemetery tour - a spooky nighttime stroll through the woods to the plantation’s 1840s era Patton Family Cemetery, and learn about mortality on the plantation during the 1800s and the dangers of the early Texas wilderness. Then, step into the plantation house for a candlelit look at the death of the site’s last owner, Governor James S. Hogg, and the...

December 2018

December 15

Step back in time and tour the plantation house decorated in the style of a mid-1800s Texas Christmas. See the feather tree, learn about toys popular for gift giving during this period, and view the dining room table set for a sumptuous holiday feast. Relax outside and enjoy the beverage of the season, wassail, and Christmas cookies. Victorian Santa will also be available for photos. The entry...