1702 N. 13th St.
West Columbia, TX 77486
GPS: N29° 9' 45" W95° 38' 27.5"
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.
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!...
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...
Join us as we celebrate Varner-Hogg Plantation’s Sixtieth Anniversary! Spend the evening remembering the site’s grand opening in 1958 with refreshments and dancing to the music of the 1950s. The plantation house will be open for visitors to...
From the Blog
By Angela Pfeiffer, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
In honor of spring flowers, this month’s artifact is a set of toilet or cologne bottles once owned by Sam Houston. Donated to Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site by Gen. Houston’s descendants, these two white glass bottles are painted with flowers that surround the gilt...
By Angela Pfeiffer, Varner-Hogg Plantation Curator
Manufactured in Paris, France, by Jean Batiste Dubuc, this mantle clock was produced between 1806 and 1817 as part of a wave of memorabilia memorializing George Washington after his death in 1799. Covered in a type of gilt bronze known as “ormolu,” the clock rests on a rectangular base with bun feet, and is decorated with a centrally...
By Amanda McVay, Varner-Hogg Plantation Educator
Last month, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site’s pathways were illuminated by twinkling lights and glowing candles as we welcomed visitors to the site for an evening celebration of the season.
In the charmingly decorated barn, guests were entertained by music as they nibbled on delicious cookies and sipped our...