1702 N. 13th St.
West Columbia, TX 77486
GPS: N29° 9' 45" W95° 38' 27.5"
***PLEASE NOTE: The Main House is open but all of the home's furnishings have been removed in anticipation of a year-long restoration project. The original Smokehouse and the 1920s Kitchen are 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.
June 17 - Barrow Elementary, 112 Gaines St, Brazoria, TX 77422
June 24 - West Columbia Elementary, 711 Gray St, West Columbia, TX 77486
July 15 - Sweeny Community Library, 205 W Ashley Wilson Rd, Sweeny, TX 77480...
Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. To become a Market Day vendor, contact Mandy Meuth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-345-4656 ext. 24.
In celebration of Father’s Day, select THC state historic sites are offering free admission for all fathers. From homes and inns to battlegrounds and frontier forts, there’s something to capture a...
From the THC Blog
By William Polley, Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site Educator
Since Texas’ colonization, people of African descent have been contributing to the state and its history. With their arrival in Texas as early as 1528, African Americans—whether enslaved or free—were instrumental in settling Spanish Texas.
When Texas was part of New Spain, enslaved African...
It was called “Tejas,” an enormous Mexican territory—far from civilization. Soon, an epic story would be written across this terrain. Battles would be fought and legends would be born. Unspeakable tragedy—and a final, shocking victory.
The Texas Historical Commission hosted "The Birthplace of the Republic of Texas," a digital history webinar on March 2, 2021. Judge Ken Wise, host...
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...