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

October 29

An Eerie Evening at Varner-Hogg

Join us for 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...

December 3

Candlelight Christmas

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...

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