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“Only 20 minutes from Little Rock”

Plantation Agriculture Museum
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Scott
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The main museum is located in a 1912 general store, with a gift shop selling cotton items and old fashioned toys and novelties along with Arkansas made gifts. The exhibits depict one year of cotton agriculture, with mule barn, kitchen, farm implements used by man and mule. On the grounds, a cotton patch is planted each year for educational programs. The Dortch Cotton Gin Exhibit building houses the 1919 80 saw gin stands and the two bale press. The 1948 Seed Warehouse #5 listed on the National Register of Historic Sites contains exhibits and artifacts explaining the major crops of Arkansas, cleaning, grading and sacking of seeds, along with the innovative time and labor saving devices of the day. The grounds also displays two antique steam traction engines,thresher,hay-baler and more.
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We visited The Plantation Museum as part of a day trip to Scott. It's small, but there are lots of things to see and some really nice hands-on demonstration. The park interpreter demonstrated how the seeds are removed from the cotton and how cotton is spun into yarn. We didn't go outside because of the rain.

We decided to stay a while and make the craft of the day, which were pot holders. It took about an hour, cost a dollar and the kids really enjoyed it! You can also buy some cotton. We all had a good time, worth the visit!

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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We enjoyed our visit to the Plantation Agriculture Museum. Espically the guys, but they have something for everyone in here. So go have some fun and very educational

1  Thank OzarkGirlPangburn
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

We visited this museum as part of the Arkansas Civil War 150th Passport tour. We especially enjoyed the cotton gin exhibit and our interpreter Ms. White. The museum is housed in one long room, with several other exhibits in other buildings. There is also a patch of cotton in the yard where you can experience picking cotton. The museum was well put together with very interesting exhibits. I would recommend a stop.

Thank ahmonroe5
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

If you are going to be anywhere near Scott take the time to visit this Museum. We really enjoyed the museum and exhibits. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Great little gift shop too.

1  Thank HopenMississippi
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We had no idea this little museum existed until we began visiting the sites on the Civil War Trail in Arkansas. Situated on what used to be a large farm, the museum is located in what had once been a store in the little town of Scott, not far from Little Rock. Not knowing much about farming or what went into producing cotton, this shed a great deal of light on that. There is a cotton gin restored to what it appeared in the 1930's. There are several old tractors to marvel at and sometimes the Rangers there have a patch of cotton growing to show the stages of development. This is not one of those sites that you need to take a great deal of time seeing. There is a small fee for the museum, but affordable and worth it.

Thank JCarterWatts
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