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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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