Frogmore Plantation in Frogmore is a cotton plantation from the early 1800’s located just across the Mississippi River from Natchez, yet is still a working operation today. Visitors can learn about the contrasts between life on the farm in the Antebellum South and the modern cotton farming and ginning that occurs there today.
The complex features 1800 acres of working cotton fields, 19 restored historical buildings that date from 1790 to 1900, including slave quarters, overseer’s cottage, plantation store, rare steam engine cotton gin, and today’s computerized cotton gin. Tours focus on plantation life prior to and during the Civil War and then shift into post-war sharecropping. Visitors learn about the laws governing slavery on the plantation, slave customs and music, including the secret songs of communication, along with the relationships among all who lived on the property.
The plantation has received numerous accolades, including being listed as a “Must See Site” by Rand McNally. It has been profiled in numerous publications, including Southern Living, Country Discoveries, and AAA Southern Traveler which named Frogmore one of its top three attractions in the Arkansas/Louisiana/Mississippi region.
Frogmore is located on U.S. Highway 84 about 10 minutes west of the town of Ferriday. Hours vary by season. Phone 318-757-2453 or check the website for dates and times. Tours are approximately 90 minutes. Individuals begin tours immediately upon arrival, and groups are welcome by appointment.