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

June 17

Summer Pop-Up I

We have a truckload of fun activities and crafts ready to bring summer fun to kids at our new Summer Pop-Ups in West Columbia, Brazoria and Sweeny!

Learn to rope a calf like Hal Fields. Do some laundry the old-fashioned way. And plan a...

June 19

Market Day

Free admission during market hours. Check our Facebook page, regularly, for an updated list of vendors. To become a Market Day vendor, contact Mandy Meuth at or 979-345-4656 ext. 24.

June 20

Free Admission for Father's Day

Treat your Dad to Texas History and Heritage!

In celebration of Father’s Day, select THC state historic sites are offering free admission for all fathers. From homes and inns to battlegrounds and frontier forts, there’s something to capture a...

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