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.

***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. 

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Upcoming Events

October 3

VHP Guided Grounds Tours

Beginning in October, 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 importance of Varner Creek, and the legacy of the...

October 10

VHP Guided Grounds Tours

Beginning in October, 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 importance of Varner Creek, and the legacy of the...

October 10

VHP_Main House Forums

October 2020 Forum Theme: “Horror & Happiness: Reconciling the Difficult History of Varner-Hogg”
Much of the history of Varner-Hogg Plantation contains real stories of horror and human rights abuses in the years before and after the...

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