Burton Cotton Gin & Museum

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Basic Information

Address: P.O. Box 98 307 N. Main St. Burton, TX 77835
Phone Number: 979-289-3378
Fax Number: 979-289-5210

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Burton Cotton Gin & Museum
Burton Cotton Gin & Museum
Burton Cotton Gin & Museum

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Open daily 10a.m. - 4 p.m. (except Wed. and Sun.) Group Tours available
Description:

Our Mission is to educate and celebrate the rich cotton history and life and times of small rural communities during the cotton era. Guests learn history and the importance of cotton in our lives and economy and are shown the process of ginning (removing the seed from the cotton fiber)and how a bale of cotton is made

students and seniors $4; adults $5

Groups of 10 or more $3.00 each Total amount for tour is due in the museum office two weeks prior to tour date to hold your tour date and time and to schedule our tour guides.

Best geared for students 3rd grade and up. We offer tours of the last surviving cotton gin of its vintage in our country. Located on Hwy 290 - halfway between Houston and Austin. Students experience how life was during the cotton era - how cotton was picked - what is made from the by-products - and see the process of ginning cotton from wagon to finished bale. Very educational.Fall and Spring are best times for touring

Grade Levels:
Pre-K
K-5
6-8
9-12
Exhibits: We allow 45 - 60 minutes for our Guided Tours. Larger groups are divided into smaller units in a "round robin" schedule. (ie a group of 30 students would be divided in half - while one group sees the DVD and museum the other half is touring the gin and shoe shop). Tours include: A guided tour of the historic Burton Farmers Gin - the last surviving air-system cotton gin of its vintage in America. Built in 1914 and powered by the 1925 Bessemer Type IV Oil engine, the cotton gin still operates with the same equpment in the original building and on the same site. Cotton is ginned during the annual Burton Cotton Gin Festival held each year in April. A visit to the old antique Wehring Shoe Shop is included in the tour. The tour includes a 15 minute DVD - taken inside the Burton Farmers Gin and details the processing of cotton from wagon to finished bale. The museum offers many artifacts related to cotton - from a replica of Eli Whitney's original gin, genuine cotton sacks, bonnets, straw hats,real boll weevils, facts, photos and much more. All are guaranteed to have a "Cotton Pickin' Good Time"! You may take as many photos as you like. There is a stairway to climb at the gin. Please call for seasonal hours
Additional Information:

Please check our website for further details and more information at www.cottonginmuseum.org or questions you can e-mail us at : burtoncottongin@earthlink.net.