Varner-Hogg Plantation

Students and scouts can explore the stories of the people that lived and worked on the Varner-Hogg Plantation, from the prosperous landowners to the enslaved people and oil field workers. Take a tour of the house and plantation to see sights like the slave quarters, oil field cottage, sugar mill ruins, the barn, and much more. This site is also the location of Patton's cemetery, and pecan orchards. The Folkways program allows groups to step back in time and experience life on the plantation as it was in the 1800s. Tours of different sites can be combined into one.

Contact Info
Address: 1702 North 13th Street, West Columbia, TX 77486. Brazoria County. Tel: 979-345-4656. Email: varner-hogg@thc.state.tx.us. Website: www.visitvarnerhoggplantation.com. Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 8AM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue