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Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins

U.S. 84, USA

Frogmore is an antebellum and modern, working cotton plantation with twenty historic buildings, including a steam cotton gin and computerized gin. Individuals or groups may take three tours while visiting: the historical cotton and slave culture tour; modern plantation & computerized gin tour; and a Civil War tour. Groups may optionally add live music to the tours, and an introductory power point details the events causing the war. Frogmore was the site of encampment and skirmish for 1,776 Union troops led by Col. Bernard Farrar, including the Illinois infantry and heavy artillery. Text includes effects of federal army occupation on area plantations, discussion of Union alliances in the Natchez District, the federal corral/refuge camp in Natchez for freed slaves, confederate guerilla activity against planters, area colored troop info along with effects on plantation crops, gins, owners, slaves, and slave uprisings.

 

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Directions

From I-20 at Tallulah travel south on U.S. 65 to Ferriday. Turn right in Ferriday onto U.S. 84 and go 7 miles to Frogmore Plantation.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, brochures

Regular Events

Mid-September through October: cotton harvest with picking and ginning.

Available Interpretation

Guided tours

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $12.00, children $5.00, children 5 and under free

Hours

March 8 - November 15: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 3:00PM Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM, June-August: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Phone

318-757-2453

Website

http://www.frogmoreplantation.com »

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