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Kent Plantation House

3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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74 reviews 74 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

George (a "Damn Yankee") was our tour quide and extended every Southern courtesy! My wife and I were shown a peek into the History of Kent Plantation that was second to none. Together with the out buildings and the Sugar Cane 'cooker' it's a very complete exhibit. George even gave me a special taste of one of the best "by... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a great time. We also had Patsy as our inside tour guide and I am responding to Danny T's review with this next statement. A couple from Minnesota arrived at the same time we did so 5 total in our group, myself and my 2 boys and the retired couple from Minnesota. There were 3 adults in our... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We arrived as soon as the place opened. It is during their off season so we got a personal tour. The gift shop was lovely and reasonably priced. The woman that guided the inside was very passionate and knowledgable, she showed us fingerprints of slaves that were left when making the bricks for the house. She was willing to answer... More

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Ok first our tour guides name was Sandy and a sweeter lady I have never met! We have 2 boys and she answered every question they had and then some. Our very shy daughter was so in love with her she ended up holding hands with her for most of the tour! This lady was so sweet it made it... More

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Bridgewater, IA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We really enjoyed the tour! The ladies that were our guides made the history come to life! The guides would take the time to ask if we had any questions at each display.

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Grapevine, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I decided to stop by Kent House for a rest stop from driving all day and because I was interested in touring it after I saw it in a AAA Tourbook (we probably wouldn't have found it otherwise since the signs on I-49 weren't advertising it) since I'd never been to such a place. We arrived at... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Visited the plantation Labor Day weekend. The first tour guide of the big house was very sweet. The second tour guide was an old snob. She was very condescending towards the other tour guide which made us uncomfortable. I can't even count how many times we were told "someone comes out and demostrates..." but apparently not on a holiday weekend.... More

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have attended numerous parties at this plantation home. We have never stayed the night, but I am sure the accommodations are quite nice. They have many local events here during the year, so look at the Alexandria Calendar of Events throughout the year!

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

During vacation, this was one of two historic plantations we visited on vacation. The facility is clean, tidy, and well maintained. We saw the house, outbuildings, furniture, and many household and farming artifacts. The tour guides were great - knowledgeable, friendly, and interesting, but not condescending. The most interesting aspects of the visit were seeing how people lived, how cane... More

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Orlando
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Kent Plantation is a must see for all history buffs. It is staffed mostly by volunteers who care deeply about preserving and sharing our country's heritage. You will learn about the life and times of both the plantation owners and the hierarchy of slavery. You will see how cane sugar was produced. Visiting Kent inspired me to visit other plantations... More

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