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 temporarily closed in preparation for our Ghosts Along the Brazos event on October 24, 2020. All other public buildings are open, including the Smokehouse and 1920s Kitchen.***

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 24

VHP_Ghosts Along the Brazos

Take a spooky stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation grounds and listen to tales about the ghostly heritage of the area. Plenty of dangers lurked in the early Texas wilderness and many settlers didn’t live to tell their tales! Then, discover...

November 14

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...

December 12

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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