1702 N. 13th St.
West Columbia, TX 77486
GPS: N29° 9' 45" W95° 38' 27.5"
***PLEASE NOTE: The Main House is open for self-guided tours; however, all of the home's furnishings have been removed and some rooms may not be accessible to accommodate a year-long maintenance project. The Smokehouse and 1920s Kitchen are also open and furnished as usual.***
Generations of Texas history, commerce and entrepreneurship encapsulate Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, which tells the stories of the many families, both enslaved and free, who worked to build Texas. Over its 134-year history, the site hosted sugarcane production, cattle ranching, and oil drilling as it transitioned through the ownership of the Varners, the Pattons and the Hoggs.
Join us in November for guided tours of the Varner-Hogg grounds. We'll be socially distanced, masked up and ready to welcome you for tours of the outdoor sites of interests at Varner-Hogg. Discover the many changes to the Main House, the...
November 2020 Forum Theme: “Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers”
Inspired by the spirit of Thanksgiving and World Freedom Day, which commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall, how might the Main House serve as a safe space to find common ground...
Take an evening stroll through the grounds of Varner-Hogg Plantation to experience 100 years of Christmas from the early days of pioneers in the 1820s to the oil boom years of the 1920s.
From the THC Blog
By Angela Pfeiffer, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
In honor of spring flowers, this month’s artifact is a set of toilet or cologne bottles once owned by Sam Houston. Donated to Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site by Gen. Houston’s descendants, these two white glass bottles are painted with flowers that surround the gilt...
By Angela Pfeiffer, Varner-Hogg Plantation Curator
Manufactured in Paris, France, by Jean Batiste Dubuc, this mantle clock was produced between 1806 and 1817 as part of a wave of memorabilia memorializing George Washington after his death in 1799. Covered in a type of gilt bronze known as “ormolu,” the clock rests on a rectangular base with bun feet, and is decorated with a centrally...
By Amanda McVay, Varner-Hogg Plantation Educator
Last month, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site’s pathways were illuminated by twinkling lights and glowing candles as we welcomed visitors to the site for an evening celebration of the season.
In the charmingly decorated barn, guests were entertained by music as they nibbled on delicious cookies and sipped our...