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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 #12 of 27 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love history, so of course, this is right up my alley. I had a personal tour of the home, since it's not a big draw in January, during college break time. My tour guide was really knowledgeable. Then I explored the grounds. Maybe when it's busier they take you to the slave quarters and overseer's house; I just had... More 

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Harrogate, Tennessee
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this plantation. The guide was witty, informative, and pleasant. The main house is lovely. My favorite room was the formal dining room. You get a sense of plantation life when you see the other buildings on the property. Very nice gift shop.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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63 helpful votes 63 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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