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Texas Attractions: Barrington Living History Farm
City: Washington-on-the-Brazos (near Brenham)
Address: 21300 Park Road 12, Washington, Texas, 77880
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About the Barrington Living History Farm:
Anson Jones was the last president of the Texas Republic, and Barrington was his home. It was moved to its present-day Washington-on-the-Brazos location in 1936, the year of the Texas Centennial.
Jones' historic home is one piece of the Barrington Living History Farm, on the grounds of the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. The farm exposes visitors to the way of life that exists on a farm in the 1850s, while also delving into the politics, economics and social life in Texas.
"Interpreters" - guides and docents who work at Barrington Living History Farm in period dress - help visitors understand the time period under examination. They also give visitors the opportunity to work the land and farm implements, experiencing first-hand what the life was like. For example, you might be able to try spinning wool or making soap. Heritage breeds of livestock complete the scene.
Jones' home is the original structure, but the outbuildings are recreations based on Jones' journal and drawings.
Barrington Living History Farm is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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