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Address: 2161 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-343-4955
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Dating back to the late 18th century, this historic home is one of the...

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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It has seen better days but an excellent time killer.

This is the remains of the plantation that is found on Nicholson Dr.If you are headed to L.S.U.this is a good stop place on the way.Very old and has seen better days.Worth your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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English first
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a small plantation site with a small main house and a kitchen building where guided tours are available on the hour. There is a toilet,, slave accommodation and overseers house that you can look at alone - but you can't go inside. The plantation is better set up for school visits than tourists but was still a lovely... More 

Thank Harpie_9
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Spent the day with my bestie and enjoyed sight seeing at this plantation. The house is well preserved and the tour guide was well informed and well spoken. The outbuildings are interesting, but the grounds are beautiful and breathtaking. The staff in the gift shop was remarkable and very accommodating. They had umbrellas for our use when it began to... More 

Thank Marsha B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is the remains of the plantation that is found on Nicholson Dr.If you are headed to L.S.U.this is a good stop place on the way.Very old and has seen better days.Worth your time history wise.

Thank 676barbara
Janesville, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The best part about my,visit was talking with the lady in the visitor center. She was a wealth of information on New Orleans and was able to recommend other plantation stops for our visit and also provided a scenic drive alternative for our next stop. We took the self guided tour for $3.00. It was a nice stop at a... More 

Thank Tami P
Baton Rouge, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Boring. Old. Musty. If you're into the Civil War or Antebellum era homes you might enjoy a visit. Or if you're over 75 years old. Just not much to see and in a bad neighborhood. Would advise spending your time and money elsewhere

Thank Terry E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Toured this lovely Creole plantation home while on vacation. Price is right if on a budget. Tour guide very nice. Would have liked gift shop to have more choices.

Thank Heather M
Franklin, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I had a free afternoon while conducting business in Baton Rouge and came across the Magnolia Mound Plantation. The house is quite interesting and remarkably furnished. The original section of the main house was built c. 1791, and early in the nineteenth century it was expanded on to what is it current size. The house contains cypress beams and original... More 

4 Thank DrMarc9491
Platte City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a on real plantation ground however, most of the building are not original to here. They are recreated to look like a plantation on a much smaller scale. It is entirely run by volunteers who do the tours. It was very informational about the time period. I wish I would have know much of it wasn't original however.... More 

1 Thank teresala23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fantastic, well worth a visit, our guide was very informative and made the plantation come to life. We took the paid tour which grants access to the inside of the period house. A must see if you are interested in early American history.

2 Thank Paul C
Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Magnolia Mound plantation was a great stop on my itinerary. This is not one of those more grandiose plantations, that might be called mansions or even palaces. It is more modest, but very authentic, real, providing a chance to see how life was some 200 years ago. The guide there was really good.

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