Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site Events

October 2017

October 7

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 28

Join us for a spooky nighttime stroll through the woods to the plantation’s 1840s era Patton Family Cemetery, witness a Masonic Funeral reenactment, 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 effect it...

December 2017

December 2

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.