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Magnolia Mound Plantation

Address: 2161 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-343-4955
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Ranked #19 of 29 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Dating back to the late 18th century, this historic home is one of the oldest wooden buildings in...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Dating back to the late 18th century, this historic home is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Louisiana. It was spared from demolition in the 1960s and is now open for tours.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The house was amazing and the guide was very knowledgeable. I visited 9 plantations and this house is in my top 3, Rosedown and St. Joseph's round out the list The collection of furniture rivals that of the Governor's mansion. This is a hidden jewel in an unassuming location!

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Portage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had our guide all to ourselves and she was very knowledgeable and interesting. I would strongly recommend this tour if you're in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We decided to tour this old plantation after visiting Mike the Tiger. It was a guided tour with the leader knowing a lot of history. It was very educational. My eight year old daughter was very interested in it. She asked plenty of questions and he was eager to answer. I would recommend this tour to everyone!!!!

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Hertfordshire, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a charming old plantation, which brings its history to life with a very good tour and a nice feel about the place. Although now in the middle of the city, it still conveys what it was like when this was out in the country, and what life was once like there.

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Greenville, Mississippi, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We've been to a lot of old homes..know more facts and I care to know..but give me a good story..well that's worth retelling again and again. How about the Prince that lived there? Now that is a story.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

on the day we went, half of the attraction was closed, but we were charged FULL price for a self-guided "tour" of the grounds! don't waste your time. go to a REAL plantation on river road

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Nederland, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Close to LSU, this is a definite must see when you're in Baton Rouge!!! It's amazing to think back at the past and realize the life once lived!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Many travelers associate the idea of Mississippi River plantations as imposing neoclassical structures. Magnolia Mound is a more representative demonstration that most plantation houses were modest, graceful, and less designed to impress than welcome. If you are staying in Baton Rouge, a visit would be well spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My niece got married at this lovely venue. The grounds were dotted with several trees which made the whole place shady. This was a welcomed relief from the sun. The magnolias were in bloom and the perfume filled the air. The lawn was perfectly manicured, and the wooden framed house added the quaint touch. The wedding was outside in front... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

So this will not be the best plantation tour in the south, but we found it to be very interesting. The main house has been very well restored and we had a very nice tour with the guide. This was not our first plantation tour in the south, but learned things we didn't know. We especially found the tour of... More 

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