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Kent Plantation House

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Address: 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303
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I was very impressed to find out there were more buildings than just the house. It was really interesting to hear the history of the house and to find out that it was moved from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Julia M
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Westlake, Louisiana
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Westlake, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was very impressed to find out there were more buildings than just the house. It was really interesting to hear the history of the house and to find out that it was moved from its original location. There were a lot of people dedicated to keeping this piece of history intact and preserved. I think they did a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

It's a huge part of my family's heritage so we visit every time we are in town. It's a great way to spend an afternoon. They host events where you can try authentic recipes from the Baillios/Kents and the staff usually has fun stories, making every visit memorable.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I live nearby and have been here many times for various functions. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the history of the house and surrounding area are very interesting. The children always enjoy the Sugar Days when they make cane syrup on sight.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Last year we’ve visited Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie LA, it gives good insight what would it be difference between plantation owner and really rich plantation owner. Anyhow, in Kent Plantation we had two lovely young ladies guides, with extensive knowledge and good presentation skills. It was really worth to go there. Gives good insight into lives in the past.

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Canada
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Plantation has been restored and grounds are very well kept. We had two very knowledgeable tour guides which explains everything and we were done in 1 1"2 hours. Some of the building have been relocated from other areas, Great to know what happened in the 18th and 19th century life. I highly recommend the tour.

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Rosenberg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Beautifully restored plantation home and grounds with very knowledgeable tour guides. Tour takes appx. 1 hour and they do charge admission. Grounds has building relocated here from other, now destroyed plantations, which gives a great insight into 18th and 19th century life.

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Austin TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Kent provides a look at a different type of Louisiana plantation. Built on the banks of Bayou Rapides and close to the Red River, the area was subject to flooding and led to the raised construction of the living quarters. The house provides a glimpse of life in the mid 1800's of a large cotton plantation. Rebuilt slave quarters also... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Our guides were so informative! They did great and kept our attention! We weren't bored. The house is so nice and I'm so glad so much was preserved!

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Had an afternoon free from work and inspired from Trip Advisor, I decided to visit and take a tour. The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. I actually learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice way to spend a few hours. The tour took about 1 hour. The inside of the house is airconditioned which is very nice,... More 

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Townsend, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Enjoyed our visit so much, especially personalized tours of the various outbuildings as well as the main house. Highly recommended!

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