Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

Interior room with grand piano. A jogger pauses at a bench outside. Exterior of the main plantation house. A tour group visits the kitchen.

1702 N. 13th St.
West Columbia, TX 77486
GPS: N29° 9' 45" W95° 38' 27.5"
979-345-4656
varner-hogg@thc.texas.gov

 

Driving map.

Generations of Texas history and commerce encapsulate Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, which tells the story of its three owners: Austin colonist Martin Varner, sugarcane mogul Columbus Patton, and Texas Gov. James S. Hogg along with the people - both free and enslaved - who worked to make it successful. This property hosted sugarcane production, rum distilling, and oil drilling as it transitioned through families. 

Upcoming Events

April 2

CANCELED Front Porch Stories

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world...

April 10

CANCELED Governor Hogg's Easter Egg Hunt

Governor Hogg purchased the property that became the Varner-Hogg Plantation in 1901 to have a home where his children could join him on school vacations and holidays. He probably would have enjoyed the sight of hundreds of children searching for...

May 7

CANCELED Front Porch Stories

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world...

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