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Burton Cotton Gin and Museum

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Address: 307 N Main St, Burton, TX 77835-6071
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This is a great tour with history of a cotton gin that is still functional, though it only operates a few times a year. You will want to take one of the guided tours offered at... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
James M
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a great tour with history of a cotton gin that is still functional, though it only operates a few times a year. You will want to take one of the guided tours offered at 10 am and 2pm.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The curator was funny, super informative, and helpful. We felt so welcome! They have a scavenger hunt for kids and an interesting video. Even if you don't tour the gin, it's worth stopping in. Great gift shop with lots of selection for all ages and price ranges!

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The curator, Jerry Moore, gave us one of the best guided tours I can remember. Full of stories designed to help one understand what it was like to grow and sell cotton in the 1920s. This is the oldest working, orginasl, cotton gin in America and well worth the visit. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We sold our home and land to travel. The old Andice Cotton Gin used to be on our property. It brought that all to life for us. The tour guide was knowledgable and good with people. There was a group of kids there and the guide did a great job with them. Educational for sure.

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Thank Barbie K
Burton, Texas
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I wanted to go check this out because I live in the community and felt like I should be able to say I had been there. Well I was genuinely surprised to find it very interesting. There was a guide who took us through the actual cotton gin and explained the history as well as the operation. He was more... More 

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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

While we were on an antiquing trip to nearby Round Top, TX., my wife and I saw signs for the "Texas Cotton Gin Museum" and decided to visit it. We are so glad we did! During our trip, we made planned visits to many historical points of interest in Waco, San Antonio, Austin and the Round Top/Washington County areas. Much... More 

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Thank Gary M
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

My mom used to tell me how hard it was to pick cotton. I'm sure most things were hard back then. The lady was educational and the tour was great.

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Thank gwenbraum
wisconsin
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Watched a short video and then learned a lot from the lady on staff. Great lace to visit with kids to learn about history. And if you are there during tours go...we weren't during this time but I can only imagine how it would have been.

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Thank gina m
Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

If you have even a vague interest in history, what is involved in growing and processing cotton, mechanical equipment, or how people used to live, you will be glad you visited.Cotton Gin Museum. For $6 per adult you get to visit a well-put together one room museum, go on a guided tour (check for times), and see a short film.... More 

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Reviewed 4 April 2015

Excellent tour by a knowledgeable tour guide. It was very interesting to learn how cotton was farmed and processed and to see the oldest operating cotton gin in the USA.

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