Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

23400 Park Rd. 12
Washington, TX 77880


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

June 20

Free Admission for Father's Day

Treat your Dad to Texas History and Heritage!

In celebration of Father’s Day, select THC state historic sites are offering free admission for all fathers. From homes and inns to battlegrounds and frontier forts, there’s something to capture a...

June 20

Special Program- Gentlemanly Pursuits

June 19th & 20th, 10a-4p:

In their leisure time, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits, including card playing, hunting, and fishing.  Join us for a day of recreation and relaxation! Try your luck at...

June 27

Focus Day- Good Gardening

June 27th, 10a-4p:

Keeping gardens weeded, watered, and in good order was considered part of a woman’s daily duty. It contributed to a varied diet and survival in 1850. Lend a hand to help water, plant, or weed as necessary to help...

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