Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site

Historic illustration of slaves working in the fields. The present front view of the white plantation house, surrounded by green grass and trees Historic image of the plantation house. Button artifacts. Side view of the main white plantation house surrounded by green grass and trees A view inside the Levi Jordan Plantation archeology lab, with a bank of chairs and cabinets along the wall in addition to computer monitors Inside the Levi Jordan Plantation Visitor Center, with artifacts inside glass cases throughout the room, books appear on shelves with wooden paneling on the walls

10510 FM 524
Brazoria, TX 77422


Significant to the antebellum period of Texas history and the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, this site hosted a sizable plantation operation and two-story Greek Revival-style house. Levi Jordan moved his family and 12 enslaved workers to Texas to establish a sugar and cotton plantation on the San Bernard River in the 1840s. The site highlights the multiple perspectives and evolving relationships of those who lived and worked on the land during the 19th century. Today, the Levi Jordan Plantation provides a unique opportunity to understand the evolving agricultural history of the South and the early African American experience in Texas.

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  • The Levi Jordan Plantation archeology lab