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

December 5

Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters

Dec. 5th & 6th, 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 their...

December 6

Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters

Dec. 5th & 6th, 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 their...

December 19

Focus Weekend- Holiday Foods at Home

Dec. 19th & 20th, 10a-4p:

What special foods do you enjoy at the holidays? Like you, the Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats to mark the season. We’ll be making a few of these foods this...

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