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.

Upcoming Events

September 24

Homeschool Day at Washington-on-the-Brazos

We are making changes to our annual Homeschool Days Program!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is presenting our homeschool families with one day jam-packed with historical demonstrations unlike other school programming. This...

September 26

Focus Weekend-Chinking and Daubing

Sept. 26th & 27th, 10a-4p:

Patching the chinking and daubing between the logs of the slave cabins to keep the elements out would be a seasonal task for those enslaved at Barrington. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with...

September 27

Focus Weekend-Chinking and Daubing

Sept. 26th & 27th, 10a-4p:

Patching the chinking and daubing between the logs of the slave cabins to keep the elements out would be a seasonal task for those enslaved at Barrington. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with...

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