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Lakeport Plantation

601 AR-142, Lake Village, AR 71653
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Lakeport Plantation is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. The house was constructed ca. 1859 by Lycurgus and Lydia Johnson. It is the only remaining Arkansas antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River. ASU began restoration of the house in 2003 and the house opened to the public in September 2007.
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The restored Lakeport Plantation Home provides visitors a unique and interactive look into the history of the plantations owners, the Johnsons, before, during, and after the Civil War. The home is surrounded by cotton fields which gives it an additional historical appeal. The staff of the Lakeport Plantation home is very knowledgeable and hospitable. The interactive displays inside the home... More

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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The dedication to discovering and recovery of original colors and themes is remarkable. The unseen infrastructure work, while invisible adds to the overall experience by making the mechanical workings invisible. The interpretations of life of the period of the families are very well done. It is a work in progress that should be viewed periodically over the next generation. The... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Located at the base of the Arkansas/Greenville Bridge{btw...brand new and worth seeing too} Lakeport Plantation is completely restored through at grant money and the Arkansas State University. Donated by a local family the plantation was really rundown but was still a working cotton plantation. There is little furniture here because their focus is the rare architectural elements that are all... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Well the person we had was great my daughter asked a lot of questions and and he was so patient to answer all she asked. She did keep thinking because we had the same last name that they were our kinfolk. Lol. The house had been upgraded a lot and considering how old it was and what it represented, I... More

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West Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I recently attended a short film screening at Lakeport as part of the "Lakeport Legacies" series. During my visit, I had the opportunity to walk around the grounds. It was my first time at the home and I was very impressed. The home itself is beautiful and has been restored in some parts, but conserved in others. The result is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We loved this antebellum home. Especially impressive is the authentic history and restoration. The tour guide took my husband and I through the house. We spent 2 hours there and really enjoyed it. The house is surrounded by majestic trees and tobacco fields. I had never seen cotton growing before. A must see!

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Savannah, Georgia
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318 reviews 318 reviews
123 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

If I were rating the Lakeport Plantation alone, this is a solid 5-Star attraction. Arkansas State University has spent several million dollars restoring the building to its historic past. The stories of the plantation and the care that was taken to restore it to its former glory are well worth the tour. My only complaint with this attraction is the... More

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Jackson, Mississippi, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We happened upon this absoluetly beautiful place while we were looking for a spot to pull over and eat a picnic lunch on our day trip. We got out of the car to look around and a gentleman working for the Arkansas State University site on the plantation immediately came out and offered to take us inside for a tour.... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This historic plantation tells the story of the people who built it, lived and worked in it, and how it survived. I have a special connection because my father's family built the home, and he was born there. Even without that connection, though, Lakeport Plantation is a fascinating window into the lives and times of the Old South and the... More

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Lakeport State Park is one of those places that you can't believe still exists in the middle of nowhere. Located just outside Lake Village down a side road on the Mississippi River. It is still standing on a working farm. In fact a shed with modern tractors is right outside the house. Built in 1859 it looks like it did... More

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