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Welcome to Frogmore Plantation

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Cotton...Then & Now
The cotton plants are loaded with bolls, and the gin is running. Drag a sack to pick the cotton, if you wish, just like in centuries past. Experience the handpicking of old, along with the lives of slaves and sharecropping through the 1960's. Contrast historical methods with the touch screen computerized and mechanized farming and ginning of today. Please see our hours of operation on this website or phone 318-757-2453. NOW AVAILABLE the narratives from ex-slaves in Louisiana: CHAINED TO THE LAND To purchase the book, please email frogmore@bayou.com or phone 318-757-2453. You may also download it online. Press link: http://blairpub.com/mediakits/tanner_lynette.php We also offer our new tour THE PLANTATION CIVIL WAR. Text includes political, economic, social, and racial causes of the war; Union army mandates and occupation on area plantations, federal corral in Natchez for freed slaves, confederate guerrilla activity against planters, and the effects of the war on the women and children, both slave and free, that were left behind.

Contrast a working cotton plantation of the early 1800's with a modern cotton plantation and gin of today. Follow the early Natchez planters and their slaves through an evolution from the wilderness to a thriving 1850's cotton plantation, and then beyond the War Between the States to a struggling new way of life.

Listen to the slave customs, secret music, and their surprising relationships with the master, mistress, and overseer. Walk through authentically furnished slave quarters, rare steam gin, and other plantation dependencies.

Then journey forward to the present as you tour an 1800 acre cotton plantation with a computerized 900 bales-per-day cotton gin. Frogmore is the only tour of its kind in the South and receives rave reviews by all attendees. We have been selected by Rand McNally as a "Must See Site" in the South/Southeast and by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine as one of the top three favorite attractions in the tri-states of Ark/La/Miss. Additionally, Frogmore won the Rural Tourism Award for the State of Louisiana and has been featured in Country Discoveries, AAA Southern Travelers, La. Cultural Vistas, Southern Living, along with many other magazines and PBS documentaries.

We are handicapped accessible and have a golf cart for the disabled.

Translations for French and German visitors include professional videos filmed on site of both historical and modern details.

Located in Louisiana, just across the Mississippi River at Natchez.
11054 Hwy 84
Frogmore, LA 71334
318-757-2453 or 757-3333
frogmore@bayou.com

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