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San Francisco Plantation

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Address: 2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
Phone Number: 985-535-2341
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While not the grandest plantation in Louisiana, San Francisco was a nice place to visit. Certainly an interesting history to learn about and a decorative place to explore. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Marie J
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, this is just a shell of what the plantation used to be. Only 2 pieces of furniture are original, the rest are replicas or period pieces. The house is surrounded by an energy company and all you hear are industrial noises and beeping. The tour guide had terrible grammar and a tongue piercing. It really took away from the... More 

Thank 0wlie
Shreveport, Louisiana
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has so much potential, but it falls very short. The home itself is stunning, but you wouldn't know that because you aren't allowed to take pictures per our tour guide, yet I see some on here. Interesting. We arrived about 11:40am to catch the 12:00 tour. When we passed the empty ticket booth to the gift shop, the... More 

Thank WhereverYouleadme
Nashua, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great tour with an extremely knowledgeable local tour Guide! It was just outstanding. We were mesmerized with her knowledge of the family! I would recommend this hidden gem of a plantation to anyone! It is surrounded by a refinery but the house itself is unusual and well worth the effort to get here.

1 Thank F P
Lisle, Illinois
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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The San Francisco Plantation tour was disappointing. The house itself was nicely renovated and looked good. Our tour consisted of me, my wife and the tour guide. Our tour guide was a disappointment. She had no personality, was not engaging and only appeared to recite a memorized script. I could have had listened to a CD instead. When asked a... More 

Thank Rocky7149
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

While not the grandest plantation in Louisiana, San Francisco was a nice place to visit. Certainly an interesting history to learn about and a decorative place to explore. If you are lucky enough to have Ja'Bria as your tour guide, you'll hear some spooky details and enjoy a few laughs. She definitely made the tour experience even better!

1 Thank Marie J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I had never seen a plantation, and not only did the vivid color (due to the woman of the house's Germanic heritage, and the location (the road practically brushes the front steps and it is in the midst of a Marathon refinery) surprise me, the recent history of the house is fascinating as well. No sugar coating the life of... More 

1 Thank OtooleQuinlan
Rio Grande, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Run down grounds & properties, this place has a mansion that charges way too much for the tour. A couple out housed & extremely small gift shop. Surrounded by refineries which almost made us turn around cause we thought it wasn't there.

Thank kathyjnj
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit you find it on the river road tucked in between the power plants but thank goodness it has been saved and it lovely and brightly painted the guide was delightful but spoke very fast with a strong southern accent but she was very knowledgable not much of a gift shop and no food... More 

2 Thank Bee C
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267 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We went during our vacation and were surprised that is was by a chemical plant. Still, it was a good tour, great tour guides who were helpful and informative. Well worth the visit.

1 Thank Yodatravel
New Orleans, Louisiana
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197 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is my second visit to this colorful plantation house, in the middle of nowhere. Take the time to explore the house and grounds, the tour guides are extremely talented in bringing the house's story to life

3 Thank harmsenom

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