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"


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Pecan orchards, magnolia trees, and generations of Texas history and commerce encapsulate Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site. The home tells the story of its three owners: Austin colonist Martin Varner, sugarcane mogul Columbus Patton, and Texas Gov. James S. Hogg. This property hosted sugarcane production, rum distilling, and oil drilling as it transitioned through families. 

Upcoming Events

November 30

Family Folkways at Varner-Hogg

We all look forward to many cherished holiday traditions with family and friends this time of year. On Saturday, November 30, come explore holiday traditions that allowed interactions between families on...

December 14

Candlelight Christmas at Varner-Hogg

Step back in time and tour the main house at Varner-Hogg Plantation, which will be decorated in the style of a mid-1800s Texas Christmas. See the feather tree, learn about toys popular for gift giving during this period, and view the dining room...

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