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Frogmore Plantation

11054 Hwy. 84, Frogmore, Ferriday, LA 71334
(318) 757-2453 or (318) 757-3333
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Ferriday
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Farms, Historic Sites
Description: A working cotton plantation with slave cabins and modern facilities side by side. It includes a cotton gin, the only one of its kind.
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Fascinating insight into the lives of the cotton picker slaves and the conditions they lived in. Very knowledgeable and informative guide Make sure you wear a hat and take plenty of water

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Merced CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This site includes a reconstructed "Quarter" where the slaves lived, and an actual cotton gin of the period, as well as a modern computerized cotton gin. We got a good overview of the cotton economy then and now and the owner showed an obvious love of her subject. It did feature, as advertised, a re-enactment of a slave wedding and... More

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Marysville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

After touring the homes in Nachez, this tour puts it all in perspective. Several slave cabins still here and some still have the changes made by the share croppers. Great way to find out about cotton production from before the cotton gin to present day. Allow at least 1 1/2 hours.

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McAllen, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

After touring Natchez, MS, we allowed most of our last day to drive from Vidalia, LA, to tour Frogmore and see the gin as cotton was being processed at that time. The tour was a walk on at any time and you stayed with the group until you got back to the point where you started. The size of our... More

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Flagstaff, AZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Deep historical perspective of plantation life. gives an interesting perspective of what was happening here...from French to Spanish to US to Confederate and back to US. informative guide.

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Helena, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our first trip there was when we went to Natchez. It was a living history weekend our first trip complete with a wedding that we got to participate in. I never understood what exactly "jump the broom" meant until then. I liked it that African Americans were included in the living history. We have some wonderful pics. We took a... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent an enjoyable morning learning about Frogmore Cotton Plantation outside Ferriday, LA. The history lesson was extraordinary and owner Lynette Tanner really knows her stuff. We were impressed by all of the cliches we use today and how they relate to cotton farming. We were in "high cotton" after learning the strange botanical properties of this fascinating plant and... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We enjoyed the educational narrative at the start of the tour. The guides are well-informed and the buildings are nicely organized for a smooth flow. Authentic and well-maintained property. I recommend this as a tour that is well worth the investment of a couple hours. We were first after opening and we may have found a guide who was opening... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Historical perspective made tour very interesting to me. My grandchildren were bored but I love history and thought it was excellent.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Great guided tour. Really interesting. Took 2.5 hours. Don't be put off by the looks of the place, we nearly were but really glad we went on the tour. Enjoyed it.

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