The museum traces the historical significance of the Victorian era. The displays also document the West Columbia Oilfield and the ranching industry. An entire room is devoted to East Columbia. It includes a set of 1860 woodworking planes and two 1890s wedding gowns. Open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Wed.–Fri. ...
Booklet for self-guided driving tour describes the historical sites in and around the first capital of the Republic of Texas. Available at the West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 202 E. Brazos. 979/345-3921.
The plantation, a Texas Historical Commission property, was founded in 1824 by one of Texas' first colonizers, Martin Varner, and later owned by Texas Gov. James S. Hogg. It features the mansion, period furnishing, historic cemetery and orchards. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sun. Admission charge. Two...
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