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Description - At the Plantation Agriculture Museum, exhibits and programs interpret the history of cotton agriculture from 1836 through World War II, when agricultural practices quickly became mechanized.

Attractions - Visit the msueum and attend programs to see and learn about the effects on farming and the population of early cultivation tools, the blacksmith shop and rare cotton gins.Visit the Dortch Gin Exhibit Building and learn how cotton was grown and ginned. Tour the museum that interprets rural life back during the Plantation Era.

Self-guided Tour of Museums

Adult: $3 each

Child (6-12): $2 each

Family Admission (parents and children through age 18): $10

Adult Group Rates (15 or more with advance notice): $.25 off above fees

Bona Fide School Groups (with advance notice): $2/person

Hours of Operation

Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday); 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. (Sunday)

Closed Monday (except Monday holidays), New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, noon Christmas Eve through Christmas Day

Recreation - The Plantation Agriculture Museum offers opportunities for viewing the historic interpretive exhibits of the museum.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Plantation Agriculture Museum is located at the junction of U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161 in Scott (just 30 minutes from Little Rock/North Little Rock).


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Contact Information:
Plantation Agriculture Museum, P.O. Box 87 , Scott, AR, 72142, Phone: 501-961-1409
, plantationag@arkansan.com

Additional Information:
Arkansas State Parks - Arkansas's beautiful natural resources and history can be found in over 50 state parks and museums throughout the state.

Links:
Arkansas State Parks - Official Arkansas State Parks website.

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