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Frogmore Plantation

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Address: 11656 Hwy. 84, Ferriday, LA 71334
Phone Number: (318) 757-2453
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Selected by Rand McNally as "MUST SEE SITE IN THE SOUTH" the...

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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Realistic look at plantation life

After we toured homes built by cotton, we visited here. Very clear picture of life long ago. Slave quarters and other buildings still standing. Great film on cotton farming then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rainsville, Alabama
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The buildings are well maintained and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about this plantation and its owners. It was easy to find. The main house is still lived in, so the tour is more about the outbuildings circa 1800's ish. So there is no grand antebellum house to walk through, but the outbuildings are interesting. I had never seen... More 

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Rainsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After we toured homes built by cotton, we visited here. Very clear picture of life long ago. Slave quarters and other buildings still standing. Great film on cotton farming then and now.

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Natchez, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Visited this working cotton plantation which has been in operation since the early 1800s. Was fortunate to join up with a riverboat tour conducted by the owner in full period dress. She was extremely knowledgeable, gracious and even took me through some of the buildings that the riverboat tour group did not have time to visit due to time constraints.... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

What a wonderful tour. we learned so much about the early days of cotton farming, the ginning process and how everyone lived on the plantation. The owner gave us such a great tour...the staff in the beautiful store were charming and so helpful. A credit to the management of Frogmore. .....a definite yes to this tour...a must do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I'm still not sure how we found out about Frogmore Plantation, but am so glad we did. We drove over from Natchez, detouring from our drive to Clarksdale. We were lucky enough to have Lynette, the owner, give our tour. She is passionate and knowledgeable about the history of this plantation and we really appreciated her insights into the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We were quite taken aback by the roll on roll off tour but it works!!! What a wonderful experience and the comparison between the old steam gin and the modern cotton plantation was fascinating. There was so much I did not know about the culture of the Natchez planters and their slavesfrom the antebellum era through freedom and then sharecropping.... More 

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New Glarus, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We stopped here with low expectations. Can't express how wonderful this tour was. The owners wife was our guide and she displayed passion for the plantation. She kept the tour fast paced and full of detailed history. This was the best stop on our 8 day trip. Don't miss it!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

The details of slave life-houses, food, tools, etc were good. Getting a boll of cotton a nice touch. We enjoyed learning about the process of moving the cotton through the cotton gin. The film showed a quote from the slave narratives which reported that the freed slaves were given their freedom, but no tools, mule, etc.. The suggestion seemed to... More 

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frogmoreplantation, Owner at Frogmore Plantation, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for visiting Frogmore Plantation and for your kind comments. I would like to clarify your apparent misunderstanding about the narration of the ex-slave. There are over 2200 ex-slave narratives, each with an individual viewpoint of slavery and freedom. In no way does the ex-slave's viewpoint mean that we as owners or staff agree with that ex-slave's opinion.... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I pass this plantation when visiting relatives and decided to check it out this trip. They are not open in the winter, but I called the number on the website and they arranged for the 2 of us to have a private tour--Southern hospitality at its best! We chose the Civil War tour, which was self-guided with... More 

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frogmoreplantation, Owner at Frogmore Plantation, responded to this review

I remember arranging your tour. Thank you so much for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed our Civil War video/powerpoint presentation that details the causes of the war and our Orpheo audio narrated tour through the buildings that explains life on a Natchez District plantation during the war. I am pleased to say that our National Park Service director... More 

Glendive
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this enlightening look into life on a plantation with outbuildings the the wash house, cook house, slave quarters and overseer's home. You can pick some cotton and see how a cotton gin works. Monica our tour guide shared stories of her grandma's cooking too. The guys loved it too. Bought a book at the store to learn more.

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