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West Feliciana Parish (County) & St. Francisville. Louisiana boasts having more plantations, open for public tours, in one area than anywhere else in Louisiana and possibly the entire south. All seven plantation homes are from one mile to 12 miles from the Town of St. Francisville.
Audubon State Historic Site (Oakley House)
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
Catalpa Plantation Tours
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.
Cottage Plantation B&B
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.
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.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site
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.
The Myrtles Plantation
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.
Louisiana West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission, Email Us 1 (800) 789-4221
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