Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

A woman shelling peas Historic house light by candlelight View from cultivating behind the ox Harvesting corn fodder in a green wagon Storm front over Jones home Fire in enslaved cabin

23400 Park Rd. 12
Washington, TX 77880
936-878-2214
barrington-plantation@thc.texas.gov

 

Travel back in time to 1850 and explore the original home of Dr. Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas. The Jones family lived at the farm for over a decade, building a successful cotton farm with enslaved labor after Texas joined the union. This living history farm is complete with period costumed interpreters using 19th century farming practices for planting, cultivating, harvesting, and working with livestock. Explore the sights and smells of farm life and experience the daily lives of those who came 150 years ago.

Upcoming Events

September 18

Focus Weekend- Color to Dye for

Sept. 18th & 19th, 10a – 4p:   

Though in the 1850s brightly colored and beautifully patterned cloth was readily imported from the mills of England, time in the Texas sun would take its toll. Discover how the Jones family and those...

September 19

Focus Weekend- Color to Dye for

Sept. 18th & 19th, 10a – 4p:   

Though in the 1850s brightly colored and beautifully patterned cloth was readily imported from the mills of England, time in the Texas sun would take its toll. Discover how the Jones family and those...

September 23

Special Program- Homeschool Day

Sept. 23rd Homeschool Day, 10a – 4p:  

An event only for homeschool groups, this fall’s theme is Trades of the Republic. Come see how those living in Texas from 1836-1845 made a living and procured necessary materials. What skills were...

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