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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 2014
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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Adelaide
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A great overview of the modern day cotton industry is followed by a look back in time to pre and post Civil war times. Very well done.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family just completed a long Southern US camping trip and we had Frogmore on our itinerary for a first hand look at a historic cotton plantation. This was the only cotton plantation tour we could find - it was worth it from the history and information aspect. Our guide was another story--she did not want to be bothered with... More

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bgood7654, Owner at Frogmore Plantation, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the complimentary comments about the tour. I regret that you feel you did not have sufficient time to ask all of the questions you wanted. Our guides always try to allow questions at the end of each cabin commentary, but they also must be considerate of others in the group that expect the tour to be... More

Fredericksburg, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Still in operation this authentic Cotton Gin plantation demonstrates how the Gin produced much richness for the southern states. A tour worth seeing but a bit of a drive. Interesting history and artifacts regarding the industry!

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bgood7654, Owner at Frogmore Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Frogmore. I am glad you enjoyed the historical steam engine gin. It is believed to be the oldest Munger steam gin in existence. Robert Munger was the man in 1884 that revolutionized the cotton ginning industry, and our gin is patented 1884. Contrasting the old steam gin and the historical methods of operating a plantation with... More

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Our group of 5 seniors recently completed a 2-week roadtrip through the Southern States. We included Frogmore Plantation on our itinerary, and arrived early on a Friday afternoon for a tour. The day was very hot and humid, but we had brought along water and all wore hats - per other recommendations on this site! The guide got off on... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The is the most informative tour of a plantation you could wish for. The guides knew everything. I had a rough idea what happened, but this filled in all the gaps. Eye opening. R

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Kosciusko, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

When we arrived the tour had already started, so we were led to join it already in progress. The tour guides were quite educated on everything. they seemed friendly for the most part. The price was very reasonable for the amount of effort put into the tour. you certainly get what you pay for and then some. Seeing a REAL... More

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Cobourg, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is a great tour to take to see the plantation side of life in the south. A little bit commercialized but if you know nothing about cotton growing sync it's history you will when you finish here. You will be able to see old and modern methods plus pick your own cotton

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Dayton, Ohio
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242 reviews 242 reviews
72 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I never knew how interesting cotton was until I came here. This place is fun and there is a lot to see and learn. They show a video that explains the cotton process and then there is a little presentation by one of the staff members. Afterwards you can tour the old gin and see how they used to make... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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