September 14, 2008

It's Cotton picking and ginning time at Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins

I received this information from Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins located in Frogmore, Louisiana. A visit to Frogmore Plantation offers and educational experience as one can explore this area's rich agricultural and industrial history. According to the Frogmore Plantation website, there is no other tour of this kind offered in the South.

Cotton picking and ginning begins in mid-September through October. Frogmore Plantation was selected by Rand McNally as a “MUST SEE SITE.” Contrast 1800's historical methods with computerized, technical methods of today. Home to the only completely computerized gin in U.S. Rare, historical steam cotton gin, slave cabins, plantation store, and out buildings.

Frogmore Plantation, which is named for Frogmore, England, is located 20 minutes west of Vidalia/Natchez on U.S. Hwy. 84. 45 minutes east of Pineville, Louisiana - take La. 28 to U.S. 84 East.

Fall Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. -3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (arrive 1 ½ hours prior to closing) Admission $12 adults, $5 students 6–18 yrs. There are several historic tours available. The gift shop is full of local flavors, historical books, jewelry and other items depicting cotton and a variety of souvenirs. For more information call 318-757-2453.