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 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. 


Upcoming Events

April 22

Virtually Varner-Hogg

Virtually Varner-Hogg returns with a series of monthly programs for ages 12 and younger that introduces the community of people lived, worked and visited the plantation in the years from 1901 to 1920. After a brief program, children can join our...

April 24

Descendants Project Scanning Day

Request an appointment online using our Donor Appointment Request Form. 

To provide a safe event, appointments are required and masks are strongly encouraged. If you need assistance, please call 979-345-4656 ext. 22.

On June 19,...

April 28

Historically Well

Our April Topic:
What Nature Has Provided
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7 p.m., via Zoom

The modern concept of environmental wellness promotes having good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments – both natural...

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