Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

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.

Come tour the living history farm of Dr. Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas. This living history farm is complete with costumed interpreters using 19th century farming practices. Discover the sights and smells of farm life and experience the daily lives of early Texan farmers.

Upcoming Events

April 4

Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters

April 4th & 5th, 10a – 4p:
Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was a daily routine and typically included...

April 5

Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters

April 4th & 5th, 10a – 4p:
Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was a daily routine and typically included...

April 11

Focus Weekend- Women's Work

April 11th & 12th, 10a – 4p:
Women in the mid-Victorian period were expected to be concerned about, and very involved in, life around the home. How did their education, for daughters like Sarah Jones, maintain expectations for that...

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