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.

***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. 


Upcoming Events

August 15

Varner-Hogg Farmers Market

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Vaner-Hogg Plantation for some of the freshest fruits, veggies and baked goodies around. Check our Facebook Event Listing for updates on the vendors attending!

August 15

VHP Mascot Election Primary

Join us, this month, for a mock election for children (of all ages!) to choose our first-ever Varner-Hogg Mascot. We'll meet seven candidates inspired by actual animal friends who called Varner-Hogg home (see the Photo Gallery below). On August...

August 22

Descendants Project Volunteer Orientation I

On June 19, 2020, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site (VHP) received a grant from the 400 Years of African American History Commission in Washington, DC for a year-long project called The Brazoria County 1619 Descendants Project. The...

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