Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site


Location:50 miles south of Houston, near the Gulf Coast border.
Facilities:Picnic areas, interpretive trail, historic structure, museum, park store.
Activities:Picnicking, guided tours.
Special Features:The two-story Colonial Revival mansion at the park has survived several epochs of Texas history. Originally built as the home of the Pattons, an antebellum cotton and sugar plantation family, the house saw several changes of ownership following the Civil War. In 1901, James Stephen Hogg, one of Texas's most famous governors, acquired the property. The Hogg family remodeled the house extensively, and vestiges of the plantation period disappeared, with the exception of foundation ruins of the sugar mill and several slave cabins. The mansion now houses an extensive collection of historic furnishings.
Address:PO Box 696
West Columbia, TX 77486

Phone:979-345-4656
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/varner_hogg_plantation
Size: 66 acres.

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