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

November 28

VHP Guided Grounds Tours

Join us in November for guided tours of the Varner-Hogg grounds. We'll be socially distanced, masked up and ready to welcome you for tours of the outdoor sites of interests at Varner-Hogg. Discover the many changes to the Main House, the...

December 12

VHP_Main House Forums

November 2020 Forum Theme: “Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers”
Inspired by the spirit of Thanksgiving and World Freedom Day, which commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall, how might the Main House serve as a safe space to find common ground...

December 19

Candlelight Christmas

Take an evening stroll through the grounds of Varner-Hogg Plantation to experience 100 years of Christmas from the early days of pioneers in the 1820s to the oil boom years of the 1920s.   

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