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Burton Cotton Gin & Museum


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Burton Cotton Gin & Museum Built in 1914, the Burton Farmers Gin, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, stands as a monument to King Cotton. The Burton Farmers Gin represents the turn of the century revolution of cotton ginning from a labor intensive operation to the system gin which was powered by a single engine. It represents a mechanical age before the industrial use of power, and is the oldest surviving example of Robert Munger's concept of an integrated system of processing cotton from the wagon to a completed bale.

Guided by the Smithsonian and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other advisors, dedicated volunteers restored the 1925 Bessemer twin-type IV oil engine that still powers the gin. Other historic buildings in the complex include a Shoe Shop, Warehouse, and Auto Shop.


Admission: $5.00 - Adult; $4.00 - Age 65+ and students 8 to 18; Under 8, Free w/adult. Group rates,
Hours: Sept - May, Mon-Sat,10 am to 4 pm
June - August, Mon - Fri, 10 am to 4 pm; Sat, 9 am - noon
Gin tours available Fri. & Sat. and by appointment.
Address: 307 N. Main
Phone: 979-289-3378
Our Email: burtoncottongin@earthlink.net
Our Website:www.cottonginmuseum.org

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Burton Cotton Gin & Museum

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