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Address: 2161 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-343-4955
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Description: 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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Nice place to see.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Baton Rouge, United States
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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

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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.

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Franklin, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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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.

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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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Kenner, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have the opportunity to visit the plantation with my family. The staff was very friendly especially Janet that treated us like her family. The tour was affordable and very informative. I tour made me felt I was living in the past century. Spanish Tuve la oportunidad de visitar la plantación con mi familia. El personal de la hacienda era... More 

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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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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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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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