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Magnolia Mound Plantation

2161 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-343-4955
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Ranked #20 of 33 attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Green Bay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This site offers lots of history at a reasonable price. If you are lucky enough to attend on a day when cooks are working in the kitchen, you are in for treat. It is really a pleasant site. Worth the trip!

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Crosby TX
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We took a guided tour of the plantation. The usual price is $8 but that day they were giving the tour for $3 because it was Civil War Celebration day. They have a nice little gift shop, although I didn't purchase anything. The tour didn't take us to all of the buildings on the property, just to the plantation house... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Let me start by saying that I have NEVER written a negative review in my life, so this is big. I went here to view it as a "potential" wedding venue. The gift shop manager, Paulina, was incredibly rude. Her negative attitude and impatience for any question my fiance or I asked was unprecedented. The entire time we were walking... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Gorgeous venue. HORRIBLE, Horrible, horrible service. I can NOT say enough about Laura and John's insanely difficult attitudes. It was as if they hated me from the beginning because I was a bride. We had a relaxed, fun outdoor wedding with a ceremony under the oak tree. Most all of my vendors were more than amazing to work with and... More

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Kilgore, Texas
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144 reviews 144 reviews
59 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Was wanting to visit a plantation in Baton Rouge and found this one on the internet. The gentleman at the welcome center was very nice and knowledgeable. We were given a map and told we could walk around the grounds and look into windows. No guided tour or anything. The house was pretty with original furnishings. we looked in the... More

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Beautifully restored, accurate depicted by tour guides, lovely grounds, a really nice place to spend an afternoon.

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LAFAYETTE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I didn't realize the treasure awaiting me on this tour. Grounds are well kept and the tour guide was well informed. This is not an Indian mound. Very, very old, beautiful and historical. There are steps up to the house. Good air conditioning (important during late summer). Part of the tour is walking around the grounds and visiting the kitchen... More

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new orleans
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

If you're looking for a Plantation close to LSU, this is your best bet. The plantation is much smaller than some of the other larger plantations but it is very interesting and actually older than some of the others we have been to recently. Our tour guide was informative and again it was small. The only thing I didn't like... More

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I totally enjoyed my visit to Magnolia Mound. Our guide was interesting and made the visit come to life. There is a short movie one may watch before the tour. One may walk around the grounds and visit the out buildings. The kitchen needed explaining by our guide. We really enjoyed seeing the antique toaster and waffle iron, and learning... More

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Addis, Louisiana
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My husband and I reserved the La Grange (barn) for our reception and had our ceremony under the oak tree. Our wedding pictures came out beautiful- mostly because we had an amazing photographer. However, the service here is HORRIBLE! The woman you book with for the property rental isn't nice at all. We were even warned by several Magnolia Mound... More

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