Frogmore Plantation

Frogmore Plantation, Ferriday: Address, Phone Number, Frogmore Plantation Reviews: 4.5/5

Frogmore Plantation
4.5
Historic Sites • Farms
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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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1-2 hours
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Address
11656 Highway 84, Ferriday, LA 71334-4659
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Robert B
Sebring, OH5 contributions
Eye opening experience!!
Oct 2021
We were on a group tour of nine persons in October, 2021. Lynette was our tour guide. She did an excellent job! Had never been to a cotton farm before. She explained how the current automated cotton gin works and then went on to show how it was done 150 years ago. A very eye opening experience. This is a must see if you are in the area. Very educational for both young and old.
Written November 2, 2021
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jayo0556
Sugar Land, TX326 contributions
Good historical tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were the first couple to arrive that day. The guide began the tour with just us. Later another couple joined the tour. As it was a small group, we could interact with the guide in a way we couldn’t with a larger group. The tour gave a good history of the plantation, and cotton industry. They also presented some interesting history around the slave and share cropping periods. This transitioned into a brief discussion about modern day trafficking.

The tour lasted 3 hours but seemed to be much shorter. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written September 28, 2021
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Beckie K
2 contributions
Very informative!
Sep 2021
We visited from Texas on Labor Day. No waiting, you joined the tour in progress and caught up what you missed afterwards. Our guide was excellent and very informative. She was not a clock watcher, she answered everyone's questions and let us look and touch! It was very interesting from the current view and from the past. I recommend allowing 2+ hours. The only thing for me was I was 2 weeks too early to pick cotton, however due to the weather in the spring they had a late start planting seeds.
Written September 7, 2021
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Susan D
Prague, Czech Republic227 contributions
No Masks Required! Be advised of your risks!!
Aug 2021 • Couples
My review is two parts due to the pandemic. First, the tour guide should enforce masks. The south is experiencing a major surge in the Delta variant. Some of the buildings we entered were small, and two people on our tour did not wear a mask. They arrived in the middle of the tour, so it was awkward to leave or ask the guide to enforce masks. So, visit Frogmore at your own risk!!
Part two of the tour is the review without discussing Covid. The information on the website says the tour lasts 90 minutes. We were there for a good three hours, and we didn’t do any of the extra stops she suggested at the conclusion. The price is $20 per adult. The tour is continuous all morning so when you show up, you join the tour and keep going until you’ve seen it all. The tour requires some walking and a lot of standing. Wear appropriate shoes to walk through grass and gravel. If it’s hot, consider a hat and sunglasses. You pay at the general store, and there are a lot of things to look at. You can also buy quite a few souvenirs. Restrooms are located in the general store. You will walk to about 8 locations and two of those are videos. By the end, you’ll know more about cotton (then and now) than you ever knew before. It’s quite an operation. Frogmore operated as a fairly kind and compassionate plantation and later share cropper farm. I don’t think this was typical in the south. You’ll also see some slave quarters and the cabin of an overseer. You’ll learn about life on the plantation besides just cotton. Overall, the tour is worth $20. Be prepared to spend an entire morning there, and if you go during this pandemic time, understand your risks!!
Written August 5, 2021
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Stacy B
Grafton, Wisconsin101 contributions
Outstanding tour
May 2021 • Friends
We stopped here as a port on our cruise. The tour provided by Lynette Tanner was outstanding -- educational and entertaining. We highly recommend it!
Written May 25, 2021
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Christa J
4 contributions
Wonderful learning experience
Jul 2020 • Solo
Well, if you want to learn how cotton is grown and processed, this is the plantation for you. If you’re looking for a nice drive from New Orleans the plantation is about 3 hours away, such a nice drive if you are in no rush.

I was greeted by Lynn, a tour guide at the plantation, let’s Say I was front and center for the tour, considering I was the only one attending. Lynn, did not disappoint, very personal, informational and not in a rush to finish my personal solo tour.

Now if you’re looking for those beautiful white tuff of cotton, DO NOT COME IN JULY the cotton plants are barely in bloom! I was a bit upset , at my lacking education mishaps on when cotton is picked, but what do you expect from a first time cotton adventure! In the mean time I learn and saw how the cotton plant produced that wonderful ball of tuff. My upset attitude when I pulled into the parking lot turned into pure joy, all thanks to Lynn opening my eyes to some education that I can now pass on to others. It was a wonderful experience.

In theory go on down, up, sideways, whatever ways and go see the wonderful Frogmore plantation, but if you want to see those cotton tuffs do your research. Middle of summer is obviously no the correct time,ha.
Written July 22, 2020
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Guide662045
3 contributions
A great tour that tells the real story of plantations
Jul 2020
This was just a throw in for us. It turned out to be the highlight of the trip. I am a history buff and know the Old South Plantations as seen in movies is far from accurate. Touring here gives you a real feel of what it was like.
Written July 6, 2020
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Sue F
Duluth, MN54 contributions
Interesting history of the changes through the decades in growing and processing cotton
Mar 2020
This plantation provides a history of the changes that occurred over time in growing and processing cotton. We also visited slave quarters and saw how slaves worked and lived. We were treated to some stories and songs. There is also a nice gift shop. You can see a nearby Indian mound from the plantation.
Written March 15, 2020
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leiismimi
Denton, TX68 contributions
Great piece of history
Mar 2020 • Friends
Love the way they have captured a moment in time to tell the story of how things were. Learned all about cotton and how it was processed then and now.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written March 6, 2020
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Vicki S
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
Learn about cotton picking and plantation life
Dec 2019 • Family
This is worth a visit if you are driving to or visiting Natchez. It’s just 25min drive over the bridge in Louisiana. The tour is a must as you learn so much more especially about what it was like to be slave or worker on this plantation.
Written January 2, 2020
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I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. We always like to hear from our visitors. Thank you for your comments.
Written January 3, 2020
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