Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
1702 N. 13th St.
West Columbia, TX 77486
State Park: Birding, Hike, Picnic, Walk
Settled in 1824, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site tells the story of its three owners: Austin colonist Martin Varner, sugarcane mogul Columbus Patton, and Texas Gov. James S. Hogg. Over its 134-year history, the plantation hosted sugarcane production, rum distilling, and oil drilling as it transitioned through families. Today, the 66-acre site south of Houston includes the majestic plantation house, pecan orchards, numerous original outbuildings, and outdoor features including the governor’s bathtub, Patton’s cemetery, and sugarcane mill ruins.