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Frogmore Plantation

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11656 Highway 84, Ferriday, LA 71334-4659
+1 318-757-2453
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Informative and insightful tour

Lynette Tanner, the owner’s wife and author, showed us around on Christmas Eve Day. It was a very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sebastian3962
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Terrific tour and information

Great learning about a time and place of the cotton industry and how it has modernized over the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dsteven86
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Keller, Texas
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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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“cotton gin” (30 reviews)
“cotton industry” (11 reviews)
“slave quarters” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11656 Highway 84, Ferriday, LA 71334-4659
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+1 318-757-2453
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lynette Tanner, the owner’s wife and author, showed us around on Christmas Eve Day. It was a very informative tour on cotton production then and what they are doing now. It is a working Plantation today. Part of the many houses the slaves lived in...More

1  Thank Sebastian3962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great learning about a time and place of the cotton industry and how it has modernized over the years. A true look into slavery and evolving into share cropping. The tour incorporated music that evolved though the times. Overall, a real treat! Thanks to the...More

Thank dsteven86
Reviewed 11 November 2017

It was very interesting to see the history of cotton and how it played a major role in the growth of the country. Rhonda, our tour guide, was very experienced and full of information. We went on the plantation tour only and not sure how...More

Thank captainsimos
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Owned by Buddy and Lynette Tanner since the early 1980s, this cotton plantation tour is full of history and personal love. First our motor coach drove through the working cotton gin mill that operates 24 hours a day. Then, the group was welcomed by Lynette...More

Thank raymondmC6721ME
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent guide (Rhonda). She was interesting and kept our attention. She loves her work and the history of the plantation. We were allowed to pick our own cotton, while fun for us I can’t imagine having to be forced to work as...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Interesting tour of the plantation showing you how cotton was planted, picked & processed during slavery. Visited the slave shacks, an over-seers shack, an old cotton gin (engine) & an up to date cotton processing plant. Attached shop for unique gifts. Loved Rhonda, an enthusiastic...More

Thank Tigertribal
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was an excellent tour through the cotton production of the old south and modern production. The guide that took us through the experience was very knowledgeable about the history. We saw the bags the pickers had to fill, the sharp edges of the pods,...More

Thank PaulMP38
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

If you like Southern History this is the place to see. Our tour guide was very informative and very friendly! Love you Rhonda! You can even pick your own cotton and get up close and personal with the surroundings. We will visit again.

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Ostensibly all about cotton production then and now, in truth this tour is a terrific illustration of how tourist attractions can educate, inform and enlighten while sharing a piece of history. By way of background, we had just spent a few days in Vicksburg and...More

1  Thank jakester88
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I detest group tours and typically avoid them like the plague. My family members orchestrated this plan so I went along and was richly rewarded. What an excellent, "immersive" experience! So educational, enlightening and eye opening. We had an excellent guide (Rhonda) who was super...More

1  Thank MrsH0dges
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Mouse701
21 July 2015|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in April They said they would plow this (the part they left for visitors to pick )under when they replanted the fields in may. So i don't know. You could call them They were a very friendly bunch.
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MominVirginia
28 June 2015|
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Response from Carlene K | Reviewed this property |
I was there in May and the fields were bare. You might want to try calling them and see if perhaps they can give you a date when they pick the cotton. Even if you don't get to pick you will learn so much. I really enjoyed... More
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