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"


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

February 22

A Day of Remembrance

A day to speak the names of nearly 200 former enslaved men, women and children.
A day to lift up our voices in honor of the sacrifice and strength of so many African American forefathers and mothers.
A day for coming together in...

March 5

Front Porch Stories at Varner-Hogg

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...

March 11

Family Folkways: Children's Folk Art Days


Children and their families can discover the people who lived on Varner-Hogg and the work they did on the plantation. Each month, we’ll discover how landowners, enslaved people, sharecroppers,...

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