Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

Interior room with grand piano. A jogger pauses at a bench outside. Exterior of the main plantation house. A tour group visits the kitchen.

1702 N. 13th St.
West Columbia, TX 77486
GPS: N29° 9' 45" W95° 38' 27.5"


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Pecan orchards, magnolia trees, and generations of Texas history and commerce encapsulate Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site. The home tells the story of its three owners: Austin colonist Martin Varner, sugarcane mogul Columbus Patton, and Texas Gov. James S. Hogg. This property hosted sugarcane production, rum distilling, and oil drilling as it transitioned through families. 

Upcoming Events

March 24

Governor Hogg’s Easter Egg Hunt

Join Governor Hogg and the Easter Bunny for an exciting morning of Easter Egg Hunts from 10 am to noon on the plantation grounds. The event includes story time with our own Governor Hogg and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny himself!...

March 24

Governor Hogg’s Birthday Party

Join us as we celebrate the 167th birthday of the state’s first native born governor, James S. Hogg, with cake and punch on the plantation breezeway, and historic toys and games on the lawn. Meet Governor Hogg and his family on a stroll through...

March 24

60 for the 60th Overnight Camp Out

In honor of the site's 60th anniversary, join Varner-Hogg Plantation for an educational overnight camp out for sixty students from fifth to eighth grade. During the event, students will learn about life and survival in early Texas through a...

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