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

October 2

White Gold: Cotton in Texas

10a-4p

Selling cotton picked by those enslaved was the main source of Barrington’s income – a cash crop. This special program gives visitors the hands-on opportunity to work alongside historic interpreters picking and weighing cotton from...

October 8

19th Century Medicine

10a-4p

Before becoming president, Anson Jones made his fortune as a doctor. At a time when medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like? Come peek behind the curtain with us as we uncover the tricks and...

October 9

19th Century Medicine

10a-4p

Before becoming president, Anson Jones made his fortune as a doctor. At a time when medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like? Come peek behind the curtain with us as we uncover the tricks and...

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