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Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

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Beautiful Plantation

I moved to Texas a few years ago and I have been looking for things to do and learn about Texas and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Sidney E
Toledo, Ohio
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Real deal

Well preserved plantation house and grounds. Great historical site. Sugar was the first crop, see... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Angleton, Texas
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Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is situated on 66 acres along the Brazos River, 50 miles south of Houston in Brazoria County. The site was donated to the state in 1957 by Miss Ima Hogg, daughter of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1702 N 13th St, West Columbia, TX 77486-2300
+1 979-345-4656
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We recently went here on a Saturday. It is in a location that would be more like a destination since it is not right on the beaten path. You can tour the grounds on your own and then sign up for a tour of the...More

4  Thank houstonnative47
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

I came to this place on a whim seeing a road sign. It was out of my way but as a teacher I like historical sites. GIve this one a miss. The clerk in the front office is deaf and can't understand either numbers or...More

3  Thank jcomer2001
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I moved to Texas a few years ago and I have been looking for things to do and learn about Texas and it’s history. This plantation is amazing. I found it fascinating and beautiful. They have a lot to look at and they do a...More

Thank Sidney E
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Well preserved plantation house and grounds. Great historical site. Sugar was the first crop, see the kettle it cooked in. Home of a Texas Governor and philanthropist Ima Hogg.

Thank stellascouth
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I visited Varner-Hogg Plantation with an old friend, and we were right away given helpful information by the friendly staff at the main entrance shop. While the big house has some very interesting displays of how the rooms were used in different eras, the most...More

1  Thank Erin K
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I didn't know this was so close to where I live. A great day trip to spend the afternoon learning about the area's History.

Thank TXcwby76
Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you can, arrive in time for one of the guided tours of the house. It is well worth it. We had a really interesting guide who had done a lot of his own research into the history of the place, and narrated the tour...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Built as a sugar plantation, the home reflects a typical Southern home. There is a main house, a separate kitchen/dining building, slave quarters, a barn, guest house and a beautiful piece of property along the river. The visitor center (which is located in a renovated...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We pretty much had free reign to go wherever we wanted. We were given a map. Watched a short video in the visitors center and then we could drive and get out and walk in to the various buildings. A tour guide would have been...More

Thank lizsE5903QW
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We are local, and were looking for a couple of hours out. Varner-Hogg was very informative, and walking around the grounds is nice. The actual plantation home was completely redone when it was acquired by the Higgs, and is decorated with period items, but very...More

1  Thank Sondra G
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I have adorn this place for many many years. So much so, that I began driving an hour 1 way to volunteer on my days off. Unfortunately, when gas prices skyrocketed years ago, my volunteering came to a screeching hault. The site is so tranquil...More

Thank Christinashawaii
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I loved loved loved this place. Beautiful grounds, and the tour was very informative. Loved to hear about funeral customs. The kids had tons of fun playing around the pecan trees, the cemetery and the hay ride tour through the woods. One thing I would...More

Thank Blondie_713
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