Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

1702 N. 13th St., West Columbia, TX 77486 - United States





Once a prosperous sugar plantation, Varner-Hogg is home to a 1835 plantation house that was built by the enslaved workers of the property’s second owner, Columbus Patton, using bricks handmade from the mud of the Brazos River. The site’s 66 acres also contains various ruins from the plantation era, as well as structures from the property’s oil boom era during the 1920s.


Site entrance will be free for Museum Day admission card holders and one guest.

Self-Guided House Tours: 9 A.M.–4:30 P.M.

Exhibits and a short video on the history of the plantation will be open in the site’s Visitor’s Center.

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