Events

June 2022

June 25

All ages are invited to come make a Fairy Garden. All supplies will be provided, all you need bring is your imagination!

$10 per Fairy Garden

Reservation required. Make your reservations today by calling 903-785-5716.

June 26

Jun. 26th, 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 our gardens get ready for summer. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

June 30

Join us on June 30th for our first story time at the Café Legation!  Follow the adventures of the French student Madeline through Paris. Grab a drink and snacks in the café before the story. Play our yard games or explore Austin's oldest recorded residence afterwards. For more information, follow us on facebook and Instagram, or give us a call at 737-226-1399!

June 30

Movies at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Free admission to the movies. The Lighthouse will be open until 9 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change. Rain dates will be announced. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel lighthouse.

Message us for more information or email info@portisabel-...

July 2022

July 1

Join us on the first Friday of June, July, and August for special guided tours of the inn at 12, 4, and 6 PM. Each of these first Friday events will include first person interpretation meaning a historical figure will guide guests through their experiences with Henry Fanthorp and his inn.
On July 1st you are invited to follow in the footsteps of Lady Amelia Murray, Queen Victoria's "Maid...

July 2

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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July 2

Jul. 2nd & 3rd, 10a – 4p: 

We are getting ready for the 4th so we’ll be making some period desserts and talking about picnics like ones Dr. Jones might have attended. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

July 2

BOOM! Have you ever wondered how to load a cannon or seen one fired? This 4th of July weekend, visitors to the San Jacinto Monument can learn how to load a cannon and watch regular cannon demonstrations.

It will be a blast, literally!

When: Saturday, July 2; 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; cannon fire will be on the hour and the half hour

Where: Outside the San Jacinto Monument;...

July 2


Start your Independence Day celebrations with a FREE event at the Maxey House! We will have patriotic crafts, lawn games, and make s’mores. Give us a call at 903-785-5716 for more info!

July 2

Come join the Crosby County Pioneer Museum to the unveiling of The Battle of Blanco Canyon Mural. Artist Ron Kil will be sharing the process of their work and researcher Todd Smith who discovered the site of the battle will be in attendance. 

For more information, please contact Rachel Taylor at 806-675-2331.

July 3

Jul. 2nd & 3rd, 10a – 4p: 

We are getting ready for the 4th so we’ll be making some period desserts and talking about picnics like ones Dr. Jones might have attended. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

July 3

During the Texas Revolution, some soldiers loaded their weapons with pre-made paper cartridges filled with black power and a musket ball. Join us on Sunday to make replica musket cartridges using candy in place of bullets and gunpowder. We'll provide the materials; all you need is your creativity.

When: Sunday, July 3; drop in between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: In the lobby of...

July 7

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together at the Maxey House and discuss a different book. On July 7, we will be discussing The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Please note that it is up to the book club participants to find their own copies of the books/works to read. While reading the books/works is not required, it is suggested in order to...

July 7

Movies at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Free admission to the movies. The Lighthouse will be open until 9 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change. Rain dates will be announced. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel lighthouse.

Message us for more information or email info@portisabel-...

July 9

Every second Saturday of the month, we  open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

July 9

July 9th & 10th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Before technology, friends and family members would spend their time creating games and forms of entertainment that often had the whole family laughing. Come out to the Kreische house this weekend to learn a few of our favorites found in historic books and documents from the 1800s. We will be playing in the old family parlor room of the Kreische...

July 9

July 9th & 10th, 10a – 4p:  

Dr. Jones penned in his journal on July 13, 1854 – “Commenced taking corn blade fodder.” Although very few ears of corn were used to feed livestock, the dried leaves of the corn plants made excellent hay (fodder) that could be fed out to them as needed to supplement foraging. Come pull and make “hands” (bunches) of fodder from our corn crop! Contact Ben...

July 9

Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a bike ride at the battleground. Join us every second Saturday for guided bike tours of the Birthplace of Texas.

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Meet by the entrance to the San Jacinto Monument; between the reflection pool and the Monument

Activity Level: Easy. Most of the route is flat with two small...

July 10

July 9th & 10th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Before technology, friends and family members would spend their time creating games and forms of entertainment that often had the whole family laughing. Come out to the Kreische house this weekend to learn a few of our favorites found in historic books and documents from the 1800s. We will be playing in the old family parlor room of the Kreische...

July 10

July 9th & 10th, 10a – 4p:  

Dr. Jones penned in his journal on July 13, 1854 – “Commenced taking corn blade fodder.” Although very few ears of corn were used to feed livestock, the dried leaves of the corn plants made excellent hay (fodder) that could be fed out to them as needed to supplement foraging. Come pull and make “hands” (bunches) of fodder from our corn crop! Contact Ben...

July 10

Join the staff and volunteers from San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site at Stephen F. Austin State Park as we chat about history, hands-on activities, archeology, and more! Second Saturdays with Steve are held in the amphitheater at Stephen F. Austin State Park at 10 AM and last about an hour. Each month is a different topic, so come back again and again!

 

July 10

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

July 14

Come join the North Fort Worth Historical Society for the dedication of the "Woody-Kutch Livestock Commission Company 1923-1981" marker.

Reception following the dedication of the historical marker.

For more information contact Kimberly Boretsky at kestee61@hotmail.com
 

July 14

Movies at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Free admission to the movies. The Lighthouse will be open until 9 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change. Rain dates will be announced. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel lighthouse.

Message us for more information or email info@portisabel-...

July 15

Join the Jasper County Historical Commission for a FREE genealogy/history conference!

For more information contact John Johnson at 409-384-6441 or jaspercountyhc@yahoo.com or Dickie Dixon at 936-671-1419 or dixonhershel51@gmail.com

July 16

The Texas Mystique is embodied by the existence of the immortal Texas Rangers.  From the earliest days of Texas, even before independence was declared, the Rangers have stood as the indominable defenders of Texas and the quintessential law enforcement of the Republic and State.  Join us as we commemorate the service this most ancient Texas institution has rendered throughout our history.  See...

July 16

Jul. 16th & 17th, 10a-4p: 

Wear some old clothes and help us paint the fence and kitchen interior with whitewash. A traditional part of yearly cleaning it keeps the Plantation looking nice and tidy. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

July 16

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

July 16

Anyone else feeling the Texas heat yet? Beat the heat with a WATER BALLOON FEST at the Maxey House!!

Wear your bathing suits and join us at 2:00 pm on July 16th as we toss balloons, enjoy some wacky water balloon races, and play some yard games after everyone dries off!

Give us a call at 903-785-5716 for more info!

July 17

Jul. 16th & 17th, 10a-4p: 

Wear some old clothes and help us paint the fence and kitchen interior with whitewash. A traditional part of yearly cleaning it keeps the Plantation looking nice and tidy. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

July 21

Thursday, July 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kreische’s Bluff is a unique landscape full of plants and interesting critters.  Come out to enjoy the diverse nature and scenery up on Kreische’s Bluff through a variety of activities set up outside at our outdoor pavilion. Complete your activities and receive a popsicle as a reward! For more information, follow us on Facebook and Instagram or...

July 21

Movies at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Free admission to the movies. The Lighthouse will be open until 9 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change. Rain dates will be announced. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel lighthouse.

Message us for more information or email info@portisabel-...

July 23

Jul. 23rd & 24th, 10a – 4p:  

Though free time for those enslaved at Barrington was typically limited to Sundays and occasional holidays, time off provided an opportunity to rest and enjoy a variety of games, music, and entertainment. Come learn how Jerry, Mary, or Willis might have spent their time off. Make and take a clay marble home with you! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben....

July 23

Saturday, July 23rd, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ice cream with an emphasis on the “ice”! Ice cream socials in the 19th century were all the rage for special occasions. Ice was often hard to come by at certain times of the year and would be considered a very important commodity for Texans cooling off in the summers. Learn more about the history of ice and refrigeration in Texas while making...

July 23

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

July 24

Jul. 23rd & 24th, 10a – 4p:  

Though free time for those enslaved at Barrington was typically limited to Sundays and occasional holidays, time off provided an opportunity to rest and enjoy a variety of games, music, and entertainment. Come learn how Jerry, Mary, or Willis might have spent their time off. Make and take a clay marble home with you! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben....

July 25

Meeting details are still in process. Contact our main office for further information. 

512-463-6100

thc@thc.texas.gov

July 28

Movies at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Free admission to the movies. The Lighthouse will be open until 9 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change. Rain dates will be announced. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel lighthouse.

Message us for more information or email info@portisabel-...

July 30

Jul. 30th & 31st, 10a - 4p: 

Fancy learning 1850’s style? You can mind your manners and your ABC’s for a period school lesson at the Jones’ home while getting ready to head back for your upcoming school year! Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

July 30

Stop by the San Jacinto Museum for a chance to play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: drop in anytime between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age...

July 31

Jul. 30th & 31st, 10a - 4p: 

Fancy learning 1850’s style? You can mind your manners and your ABC’s for a period school lesson at the Jones’ home while getting ready to head back for your upcoming school year! Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

July 31

Stop by the San Jacinto Museum for a chance to play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: drop in anytime between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age...

August 2022

August 5

Join us on the first Friday of June, July, and August for special guided tours of the inn at 12,4, and 6 PM. Each of these first Friday events will include first person interpretation meaning a historical figure will guide guests through their experiences with Henry Fanthorp and his inn.
On August 5th you are invited to meet the man who started it all, Henry Fanthorp. Gather around the...

August 6

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

...

August 6

Aug. 6th & 7th, 11a – 2p:  

Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day would help both enslaved and free 19th century farmers renew their energy on a long day in the blazing Texas sun! A little rest, food, water, and shade goes a long way. Pack a lunch and join us under the cottonwood trees by the crop fields as we take a break from our labors and recover so that we can...

August 7

Aug. 6th & 7th, 11a – 2p:  

Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day would help both enslaved and free 19th century farmers renew their energy on a long day in the blazing Texas sun! A little rest, food, water, and shade goes a long way. Pack a lunch and join us under the cottonwood trees by the crop fields as we take a break from our labors and recover so that we can...

August 7

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

August 13

Every second Saturday of the month, we  open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

August 13

Aug. 13th & 14th, 10a – 4p:  

Come stay cool with us in the heat of summer and discover what early Texans did to stay cool. Without modern A.C. you might be surprised at how comfortable you can be in a Texas summer. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

August 13

Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a bike ride at the battleground. Join us every second Saturday for guided bike tours of the Birthplace of Texas.

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Meet by the entrance to the San Jacinto Monument; between the reflection pool and the Monument

Activity Level: Easy. Most of the route is flat with two small...

August 14

Aug. 13th & 14th, 10a – 4p:  

Come stay cool with us in the heat of summer and discover what early Texans did to stay cool. Without modern A.C. you might be surprised at how comfortable you can be in a Texas summer. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

August 14

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

August 20

Texans today stand on the shoulders of great figures that lent their sweat, blood, tears, and lives to make Texas what it is today.  Join us at Washington as we celebrate these incredible figures from out history, and maybe even get a chance to meet one or two of them while you’re here!  From Stephen F. Austin to Sam Houston, come learn about the giants who made Texas, Texas.  Contact Kevin...

August 20

Aug. 20st & 21st, 10a – 4p:   

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Aug. 4, 1847 - “Thrashed out rye”.  Now that our grain crop has been harvested, it’s time to thresh and winnow it to separate seed from stalk. Come help us make our harvest ready to be ground into flour! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

August 20

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

August 20

Stop by the San Jacinto Museum for a chance to play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: drop in anytime between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age...

August 21

Aug. 20st & 21st, 10a – 4p:   

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Aug. 4, 1847 - “Thrashed out rye”.  Now that our grain crop has been harvested, it’s time to thresh and winnow it to separate seed from stalk. Come help us make our harvest ready to be ground into flour! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

August 21

Stop by the San Jacinto Museum for a chance to play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: drop in anytime between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age...

August 23

Come celebrate Panola College's 75th anniversary and the dedication of the historical marker in front of the Student Center.

For more information, contact Kay Mauritzen at 903-692-1170 or Kmauritzen@aol.com.

August 27

Aug. 27th & 28th, 10a – 4p:  

Why is it important to know how to write a letter? Diaries, journals, and correspondence all contain the voice of their authors and important details for their reader.  Learn how to send a letter in 1850 and try writing with pen and ink. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

August 27

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

August 28

Aug. 27th & 28th, 10a – 4p:  

Why is it important to know how to write a letter? Diaries, journals, and correspondence all contain the voice of their authors and important details for their reader.  Learn how to send a letter in 1850 and try writing with pen and ink. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

August 28

Stop by the San Jacinto Museum for a chance to play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: drop in anytime between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age...

September 2022

September 3

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

...

September 3

Stop by the San Jacinto Museum for a chance to play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: drop in anytime between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age...

September 4

Stop by the San Jacinto Museum for a chance to play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: drop in anytime between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age...

September 10

Every second Saturday of the month, we  open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

September 10

Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a bike ride at the battleground. Join us every second Saturday for guided bike tours of the Birthplace of Texas.

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Meet by the entrance to the San Jacinto Monument; between the reflection pool and the Monument

Activity Level: Easy. Most of the route is flat with two small...

September 11

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

September 17

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

September 24

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

October 2022

October 1

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

...

October 1

Hogg-toberfest is a family-friendly event centered around good clean fun and the welcoming of Fall! There will be activities and games for all ages, cold refreshments for adults in our Biergarten, live entertainment, merchandise vendors, food, and fun!

More information leading up to the event posted here and on our Facebook page, so please check back frequently.

October 8

Every second Saturday of the month, we  open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

October 15

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

October 17

Meeting details are still in process. Contact our main office for further information. 

512-463-6100

thc@thc.texas.gov

October 22

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

November 2022

November 5

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

...

November 12

Every second Saturday of the month, we  open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

November 19

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

December 2022

December 3

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

...

December 10

Every second Saturday of the month, we  open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

December 17

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

December 17

Step back in time and tour the plantation house decorated in the style of a mid-1800s Texas Christmas. See the feather tree, learn about toys popular for gift giving during this period, and view the dining room table set for a sumptuous holiday feast. Relax outside and enjoy the beverage of the season, wassail, and Christmas cookies. Victorian Santa will also be available for photos.

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January 2023

January 7

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

...

January 14

Every second Saturday of the month, we  open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

January 21

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

February 2023

February 18

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

March 2023

March 18

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

April 2023

April 15

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

May 2023

May 20

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

June 2023

June 17

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

July 2023

July 15

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

August 2023

August 19

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

September 2023

September 16

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

October 2023

October 7

Hogg-toberfest is a family-friendly event centered around good clean fun and the welcoming of Fall! There will be activities and games for all ages, cold refreshments for adults in our Biergarten, live entertainment, merchandise vendors, food, and fun!

More information leading up to the event posted here and on our Facebook page, so please check back frequently.

October 21

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

October 28

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

November 2023

November 18

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

December 2023

December 16

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

December 16

Step back in time and tour the plantation house decorated in the style of a mid-1800s Texas Christmas. See the feather tree, learn about toys popular for gift giving during this period, and view the dining room table set for a sumptuous holiday feast. Relax outside and enjoy the beverage of the season, wassail, and Christmas cookies. Victorian Santa will also be available for photos.

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January 2024

January 20

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

February 2024

February 17

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

March 2024

March 16

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

April 2024

April 20

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

May 2024

May 18

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

June 2024

June 15

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

July 2024

July 20

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

August 2024

August 17

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

September 2024

September 21

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

October 2024

October 5

Hogg-toberfest is a family-friendly event centered around good clean fun and the welcoming of Fall! There will be activities and games for all ages, cold refreshments for adults in our Biergarten, live entertainment, merchandise vendors, food, and fun!

More information leading up to the event posted here and on our Facebook page, so please check back frequently.

October 19

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

October 26

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

November 2024

November 16

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

December 2024

December 21

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

December 21

Step back in time and tour the plantation house decorated in the style of a mid-1800s Texas Christmas. See the feather tree, learn about toys popular for gift giving during this period, and view the dining room table set for a sumptuous holiday feast. Relax outside and enjoy the beverage of the season, wassail, and Christmas cookies. Victorian Santa will also be available for photos.

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January 2025

January 18

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

February 2025

February 15

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

March 2025

March 15

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

April 2025

April 19

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

May 2025

May 17

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

June 2025

June 21

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

July 2025

July 19

Market Day - A Local Market by Locals

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. During the Market, the Main House will be open with special behind-the-scenes tours plus...

October 2025

October 4

Hogg-toberfest is a family-friendly event centered around good clean fun and the welcoming of Fall! There will be activities and games for all ages, cold refreshments for adults in our Biergarten, live entertainment, merchandise vendors, food, and fun!

More information leading up to the event posted here and on our Facebook page, so please check back frequently.

October 25

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

December 2025

December 20

Step back in time and tour the plantation house decorated in the style of a mid-1800s Texas Christmas. See the feather tree, learn about toys popular for gift giving during this period, and view the dining room table set for a sumptuous holiday feast. Relax outside and enjoy the beverage of the season, wassail, and Christmas cookies. Victorian Santa will also be available for photos.

...

October 2026

October 24

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

October 2027

October 23

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

October 2028

October 28

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

October 2029

October 27

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

October 2030

October 26

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

October 2031

October 25

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

October 2032

October 23

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...

October 2033

October 22

Take a eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover Victorian funeral and mourning practices at the main house. PLUS...HAUNTED WOODS, STORYTELLERS AND MAYBE, AN UNEXPECTED GUEST OR TWO!

Admission...