About 20 minutes across the river from Natchez is Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins, one of eight plantations originally owned by the wealthy Natchez planter, John Gillespie.
Selected by Rand McNally as a “MUST SEE” site in South, this 1,800 acre early 19th century cotton plantation has been perfectly preserved. There are several different tour options for individuals or groups. Listen to the slave customs, secret music, and their surprising relationships with the master, mistress, and overseer all while walking through authentically furnished slave quarters, a rare steam gin, and other plantation dependencies. Tours also include the computerized farming and ginning of today. And don’t forget to end your trip to Frogmore with a stop in the plantation store museum and gift shop.
The plantation is open all year. However, winter hours from November 16 – March 7 are by reservation only. You’ll walk away with an experience to share with your children and grandchildren, along with first hand knowledge of the changes on a cotton plantation from the late 1700’s through today.