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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

 

Discover a bit of history at your pace.

Seven architecturally unique and historic plantation homes and gardens are open to the public for tours, and a nationally recognized historic district can be found in our quaint town of St. Francisville, situated along the banks of the Mississippi River. Historical markers briefly tell the age of the houses and buildings. Interpretive programs are held at the two State Historic Sites in the parish so you can really, and sometimes literally, put your hands around the subject or sink your teeth into it!

ANTEBELLUM PLANTATION TOURS

Historic homes offering guided tours.

PARKS & REFUGES

Outdoor activities; golf, biking, hiking, birding, photography.

MUSEUMS & LIBRARY

Exhibits on West Feliciana History

TOURIST INFORMATION

Discover information on attractions, parks and everything else.

CHURCHES & CEMETERIES

Historic places of worship in West Feliciana Parish

HISTORIC DISTRICT

St. Francisville's historic district, walking town map, shops, etc.

Angola - Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum

Angola - Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum

AngolaLouisiana70712Phone: 225-655-2592

Museum showcases the history of Angola Prison, Louisiana's State Penitentiary, the nation's largest maximum-security facility. The prison was built on the grounds of an old plantation, and still operates a working farm. The museum includes displays of guard equipment, confiscated contraband items from prisoners, and written accounts from guards and prisoners alike.

 

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Audubon State Historic Site (Oakley House)

Audubon State Historic Site (Oakley House)


11788 La. 965,St. FrancisvilleLa.,70775
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Highlights; West Indies plantation home, hands-on museum, trails, herb gardens, slave quarters, barn with animals and out-buildings, such as a kitchen. To do: Guided plantation tour, visit out-buildings & barn, hiking & birding trails, photograph scenic views, picnic and talk with "Gus," the live turkey which roams the grounds. Audubon State Historic Site is closed on Sundays and Mondays. 

 

 


Park Manager:  John R. House III.
Audubon State Historic Site
Locust Grove State Historic Site
Louisiana Office of State Parks
Office: (225) 635-3739
Fax:  (225) 784-0578

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Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge

Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge


End of Creek RoadMinutes - St. FrancisvilleLa70775
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    Currently 9,623 acres Wildlife Refuge open to hiking, canoeing, birding, photography, and hunting and fishing. A permit avalible from the West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission, $15 money order, is needed for hunting and fishing.

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Catalpa Plantation Tours

Catalpa Plantation Tours


Catalpa LaneSt. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775
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Open by appointment only. Gracious Mary Thompson, descendent-owner of the original builder, conducts lively tours of this once thriving cotton and sugar plantation,featuring family treasures submerged in their pond from the raiding Civil War Yankees.

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Cottage Plantation B&B

Cottage Plantation B&B


10528 Cottage LaneSt. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775
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Surrounded by spacious galleries, this house was built on a Spanish land grant. It is one of the few remaining complete antebellum plantation complexes, and its dependencies include a law office/school house, milk house, kitchen, smoke house, old slave quarters, barns and other structures that complete a working plantation.  The Cottage offers plantation tours and overnight lodging.

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Grace Episcopal Church

Grace Episcopal Church


621 Ferdinand St.in the Historic DistrictSt. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775Phone: (225) 635-4065

An Historic structure and congregation with unusual Civil War ties.

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Greenwood Plantation

Greenwood Plantation


6838 Highland RoadSt. FrancisvilleLa70775
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Greenwood Plantation, one of the Barrow dynasty of homes in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, was originally built in 1830 by William Ruffin Barrow. In the 1830's, Greenwood, operating as a 3000 acre cotton plantation, provided the Barrow's with a comfortable living.

Dramatic setting for receptions.

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Hebrew Rest Cemetery

Hebrew Rest Cemetery


North Commerce St.St. FrancisvilleLa.70775

Hebrew Rest Cemetery
Located on Commerce St. near intersection of US Hwy 61, Hebrew Rest is remnants of once large Jewish community.

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Locust Grove State Historic Site

Locust Grove State Historic Site


Baines Rd near La Hwy 10P.O. Box 546St. FrancisvilleLa.70775Phone: 1-888-677-2838

Locust Grove Cemetery was deeded to the Office of State Parks in 1937 by heirs of Mrs. Anna E. Davis Smith. This small family cemetery, with only 27 plots, is the only remains of Locust Grove Plantation.

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Louisiana State Welcome Center

Louisiana State Welcome Center


14869 U.S. Hwy 61St. FrancisvilleLa.70775Phone: 225-635-6962

Located at the Mississippi - Louisiana state line at the north end of West Feliciana Parish.  Information available for St. Francisville, WF Parish and the state.

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Market Hall

Market Hall


9896 Royal StSt FrancisvilleLouisiana70775

     1819 Magistrate's Office  above a"Farmers' Market"

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Mary Ann Brown Preserve

Mary Ann Brown Preserve


Hwy 965Phone: (225) 338-1040

Owned by The Nature Conservancy. 109 acres of deep ravines, loblolly forest and meadows.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic  Church

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church


Ferdinand & ramp; Sewell St.St. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775
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Built from plans drawn by Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard in 1871.

Please, call for current services and times.

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Parker Memorial Park

Parker Memorial Park


Ferdinand St.St. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775
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    Majestic live oaks, numerous camellia shrubs surround the central gazebo. Locale to numerous local festivals and events. Picnic grounds.

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Port Hudson State Historic Site

Port Hudson State Historic Site


236 Hwy. 61, Jackson, LA 70748JacksonLouisiana70779
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Site of a Major Civil War Action. Longest siege,with  first employment of African-American Troops.  Walking tours and living history events.

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Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site


12501 Highway 10,St. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775
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Rosedown Plantation, encompassing 374 acres in St. Francisville, is one of the most intact, documented examples of a domestic plantation complex in the South. It embodies the lifestyle of the antebellum South's wealthiest planters in a way very few other surviving properties can.
Tours and meeting-reception areas are available.

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The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation


7747 US Hwy 61PO Box 1100St. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775
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The Myrtles Plantation, circa 1796, invites you to step into the past to experience antebellum splendor. You will see fine antiques and architectural treasures of the South and discover why The Myrtles has been called one of "America's Most Haunted Homes".
Unique overnight rooms and meeting areas available.

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Tunic Hills Wildlife Management Area

Tunic Hills Wildlife Management Area

P.O. Box. 98000
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 Several biking and hiking trails through steep ravines, creek bottoms, and bluffs to the river. Wide variety of green growth and wildlife. No camping, please. 

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United Methodist Church

United Methodist Church


9856 Royal StSt. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775Phone: 225-635-3763

Historic 1826 structure with even older bell tower. Active congregation.

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West Feliciana Historical Society Museum

West Feliciana Historical Society Museum


11757 Ferdinand StSt FrancisvilleLouisiana70775
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Located in the Historic District. Restored hardware store with exhibits of the area's history, including Audubon, the Lost City of Bayou Sara, the West Florida rebellion and more. Daily 9-5 Sunday 9:30-5:00

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West Feliciana Parish Court House

West Feliciana Parish Court House


4789 Prosperity StSt. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775Phone: 225-784-3109
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West Feliciana Parish Library

West Feliciana Parish Library


11865 Ferdinand StSt. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775Phone: 225-784-0260

The West Feliciana Parish Library provides West Feliciana Parish Citizens of all ages free access to materials in print, audio-visual and electronic formats, and offers opportunities for cultural enrichment in the arts and for lifelong learning.

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West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission

West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission


11757 Ferdinand StPO Box 1548St. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775
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Tourist Commission office is located in the WFP Historical Society Museum. 

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West Feliciana Sports & Recreational Park

West Feliciana Sports & Recreational Park


10226 West Feliciana ParkwaySt. FrancisvilleLouisiana70775Phone: 225.784.8447

Challenging mountain bike trail.

Complex is host to Parish Recreational Facilities, Come play with us,

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Sat Aug 23 @05:00pm - 09:00pm
Polos & Pearls
Sat Aug 30 @10:00am - 12:00pm
Life and Death in the Garden at Audubon SHS
Thu Sep 04 @05:00pm - 08:00pm
Photo Day at Rosedown SHS
Fri Sep 05 @10:00am - 05:00pm
Garden Tour at Rosedown SHS
Sat Sep 06 @10:00am - 04:00pm
Jane Austen Day at Audubon SHS
Mon Sep 08 @06:00pm - 07:00pm
Harvest Moon Twilight Tour at Rosedown SHS
Sat Sep 13 @07:00am - 05:00pm
Hummingbird Celebration
Thu Sep 18 @05:00pm - 08:00pm
Photo Day at Rosedown SHS

 

 

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