This is the oldest still functioning cotton gin in the US.
Built in1914, this gin, one of the last integrated air-system gins in America, has been restored with the guidance of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A working reminder of when cotton reigned supreme.
We invite you to join us …step back in time when cotton was king. The historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin* is nestled in the heart of Burton, Texas - located on the same site where it was built almost 100 years ago! Designated on June 19, 2009 as the Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas, the historic cotton gin has been visited annual by thousands of visitors and have enjoyed exhibits at the Burton Cotton Gin Museum. Burton, a small rural German community of 350 is conveniently located halfway between Houston and Austin on Hwy 290.
The Visitor Center is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Tours daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.. or by appointment.
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