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.

Generations of Texas history and commerce encapsulate Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, which tells the story of its three owners: Austin colonist Martin Varner, sugarcane mogul Columbus Patton, and Texas Gov. James S. Hogg along with the people - both free and enslaved - who worked to make it successful. This property hosted sugarcane production, rum distilling, and oil drilling as it transitioned through families. 

Upcoming Events

February 20

Front Porch Stories at Varner-Hogg

THERE WILL NOT BE A FRONT PORCH STORIES PROGRAM ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020. Join us for the next program on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 10 a.m. on the front porch of the Main House

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful...

February 22

A Day of Remembrance

A day to speak the names of nearly 200 former enslaved men, women and children.
A day to lift up our voices in honor of the sacrifice and strength of so many African American forefathers and mothers.
A day for coming together in...

March 5

Front Porch Stories at Varner-Hogg

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world...

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