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Frogmore Plantation

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11656 Highway 84, Ferriday, LA 71334-4659
+1 318-757-2453
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Interesting take on the Cotton Industry

This place is a real gem and aims to tell the history of cotton production from plantation, share... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EllieDodds
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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We took a tour of the place and I’m quite glad we did. As someone else said here, it’s a very... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Sharon K
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Selected by Rand McNally as "MUST SEE SITE IN THE SOUTH" the COTTON THEN & NOW tour is a guided tour of southern history from 1700’s – today with cotton in the fields to view or pick depending on season; furnished slave cabins; rare, antique steam gin, plantation store museum and gift shop; 20 historical bldgs. Contrast w/modern farming and computerized cotton gin, cotton trivia, & world stats. CIVIL WAR TOUR includes a DVD video/powerpoint pinpointing causes of the war; Orpheo Audio guided tour includes eight historical buildings and explains European connections, plantation life under martial law, and the effects of the war on owners and slaves. CALL FOR DATES AND TIMES: DELTA MUSIC TOUR intertwines plantation culture and history of gospel music with live vocalists and continues through blues, ragtime, and jazz and on to rock and roll. Includes visit to State of La Delta Music Museum on the Miss. Blues Trail.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“cotton gin” (33 reviews)
“cotton industry” (11 reviews)
“slave quarters” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11656 Highway 84, Ferriday, LA 71334-4659
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+1 318-757-2453
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"cotton industry"
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"slave quarters"
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"a large gift shop"
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"sobering reminder"
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"seven miles"
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"processing plant"
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"gospel music"
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"slaves lived"
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"past history"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"great learning"
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"informative tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a real gem and aims to tell the history of cotton production from plantation, share cropping through to the modern day. The buildings are original buildings and laid out to explain both the slavery viewpoint and share-cropping view. The cotton gin is...More

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frogmoreplantation, Tour Director at Frogmore Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come visit again, in September if possible, to see cotton in the fields. Again, thank you for your visit. Lynn Mann Frogmore Plantation & Gins

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We took a tour of the place and I’m quite glad we did. As someone else said here, it’s a very sobering reminder of slavery. We were lucky enough to have a tour that included a live performance at the old church. The guides were...More

Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Seeing how slaves lived, how they were treated and what was expected of them is a sobering reminder of the immorality of slavery. The plantation brings this into real focus with actual cabins and stories of how they lived. The gin building was an amazing...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This working cotton plantation is located about 18 miles west of Natchez, Mississippi, near the town of Farriday, Louisiana. It is open for tours six days a week from March through November. Lynette Tanner, whose family owns the plantation, greeted us at the gift shop,...More

Thank Ace J
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Great way to see the past history of the south. The staff is knowledgeable and guides you through the past and present Frogmore cotton plantation and Gin. You actually see how the old cotton gin worked and the quarters where the slaves and sharecroppers lived....More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

My group and I enjoyed a perfectly marvelous afternoon with the owner and tour host, Lynette Tanner, as we enjoyed visiting and learning about the cultivation, harvesting and ginning of cotton. Frogmore Plantation is an authentic visit back to the late 1700’s and later life...More

1  Thank 1beckyreynolds
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Lynette Tanner, the owner’s wife and author, showed us around on Christmas Eve Day. It was a very informative tour on cotton production then and what they are doing now. It is a working Plantation today. Part of the many houses the slaves lived in...More

1  Thank Sebastian3962
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Great learning about a time and place of the cotton industry and how it has modernized over the years. A true look into slavery and evolving into share cropping. The tour incorporated music that evolved though the times. Overall, a real treat! Thanks to the...More

Thank dsteven86
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

It was very interesting to see the history of cotton and how it played a major role in the growth of the country. Rhonda, our tour guide, was very experienced and full of information. We went on the plantation tour only and not sure how...More

Thank captainsimos
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Owned by Buddy and Lynette Tanner since the early 1980s, this cotton plantation tour is full of history and personal love. First our motor coach drove through the working cotton gin mill that operates 24 hours a day. Then, the group was welcomed by Lynette...More

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yoram b
15 March 2018|
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Response from jakester88 | Reviewed this property |
If you're not a large group, no advance reservation is needed; you need only show up and they will put you in the next available tour. As to times of tours, as I recall there are no scheduled times per se; the tour starts... More
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Mouse701
21 July 2015|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in April They said they would plow this (the part they left for visitors to pick )under when they replanted the fields in may. So i don't know. You could call them They were a very friendly bunch.
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MominVirginia
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Response from Carlene K | Reviewed this property |
I was there in May and the fields were bare. You might want to try calling them and see if perhaps they can give you a date when they pick the cotton. Even if you don't get to pick you will learn so much. I really enjoyed... More
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