Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, West Columbia

Must see · Historic Site · History Museum
The Varner–Hogg Plantation State Historic Site is a historic site operated by the Texas Historical Commission. The site was the home of former Governor of Texas James S. Hogg and his family. The site is located outside West Columbia, in Brazoria County.
Make Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site part of your personalized West Columbia itinerary using our West Columbia route planner.
Create an itinerary including Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
39 reviews
  • We drove through West Columbia & stopped by. Would advise to check if the main house is open. It was not when were there. The self tour exhibits were interesting. Great place to walk around...  more »
  • The Varner-Hogg Plantation is a beautiful site along Varner Bayou in West Columbia. It dates back to the Republic of Texas and there is a nice museum in the visitor area. The orientation film and...  more »
  • Well preserved Texas historic site. The state does a great job of maintaining this. The small museum is in great condition in the visitor center as well as the one in the building a few doors down. Highly reccomend getting the map and advice from the visitor center about how to plan your visit. Wear good walking shoes for your visit and bring a water bottle and sack lunch. It's a gorgeous plantation to visit.
  • I haven't visited the plantation in 20 years and decided to take my kids there while we were visiting Texas this summer. The plantation, gift shop, and grounds are incredibly well kept. It is very informative and beautiful. The magnolia trees were my favorite, but my kids really liked the outdoor bathtub.

Plan your trip to West Columbia

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in West Columbia

History Museum
Columbia Historical Museum
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from West Columbia

State Park
Brazos Bend State Park Needville
Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
Cowboy Up Hang Gliding Wharton
Duration: 2 hours
National Park
San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge Brazoria
Duration: 2h 30 min
History Museum
Wharton County Museum Wharton
Duration: 2 hours