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

September 21

Changing of the Seasons

Fall is here! It’s time to clean the house and ready it for the cooler months of the year. Take part in the action as we air out mattresses, sweep floors, chase out the cobwebs, and roll out the parlor rug. Hands-on projects and demonstrations...

September 22

Changing of the Seasons

Fall is here! It’s time to clean the house and ready it for the cooler months of the year. Take part in the action as we air out mattresses, sweep floors, chase out the cobwebs, and roll out the parlor rug. Hands-on projects and demonstrations...

September 29

Farm Focus Weekend: Chinking and Daubing

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 us as we mix the clay daub and put it up...

Photo Gallery

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