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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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Lovely Plantation

We visited the plantation as part of a Gray Line Tour which was combined with the Bonfires on the Levee. The buses are really nice, friendly driver, great tour guide. We enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We visited the plantation as part of a Gray Line Tour which was combined with the Bonfires on the Levee. The buses are really nice, friendly driver, great tour guide. We enjoyed our tour through the plantation house, as well as, a really good buffet. Then got back on the buses for a police escort to see the Bonfires on... More 

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Stillwater
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The other reviews capture the feel of the plantation but two things stood out from the tour (Darrington was an excellent guide). First was the list of battles that the owner, Mr. Charles Marmillion fought in - in the Civil War. He was a solider in 31 battles from Manassas to Harper's Ferry to Gettysburg to Leetown. I was astonished... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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187 reviews 187 reviews
91 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's very ornate. It has small grounds. They do not have an Oak Alley. It doesn't seem like they have much left of the original plantation property. The planation is very close to the rive and the road. We did not actually get a chance to see the inside of the main house, but judging by the outside it is... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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206 reviews 206 reviews
93 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were with a large group (8 buses) on a Grayline tour that stopped here for a tour of the plantation and a Christmas Dinner, before proceeding to the levees to see the Christmas Eve bonfires. The plantation house is very ornate, including the ceilings in the home. There was a docent in every room, dressed in period costume. It... More 

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Woodstock, Ga
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a must see plantation. Stephen was a GREAT tour guide! He had a genuine creole accent and new his facts. ( I know it was genuine b/c I had a uncle that had a creole accent) He had our attention the whole time. I would recommend anyone to see this plantation.

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Brandon, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our male tour guide was friendly, funny, and extremely versed in the plantation's rich history. As I was whipping off questions, he provided the answers. Although the Laura plantation offered history, I still learned a lot from the tour about the rich history of land owners and resources to the families in the area. Worth the trip and money for... More 

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Aside from having a lovely (and truly iconic) plantation home and grounds, the tour guides are a veritable fountain of knowledge regarding local history and culture who will cater to the amount of time you have available (we had to leave sooner than anticipated) to share as much as possible regarding the secrets and surprises of plantation life. We would... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The beautiful, gaily painted San Francisco Plantation is one of the most interesting mansions in the New Orleans area. It is well worth the drive to see the house either by car or escorted tour. I recently visited it with friends, and we were treated to a wonderful, in-depth tour by a knowledgeable, entertaining docent dressed in period costume. The... More 

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KC suburb
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Unless you just have time to kill I'd suggest choosing a different plantation tour. The others have more to see.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a very nice plantation. Beautiful to see with lots of history. The slave cabins offer a glimse into history you very seldom see anymore at the plantations. Recently remodeled. For the handicapped there are quite a few steps if you want to see the upstairs. I dont believe there are restaurants too close nearby since it sits on... More 

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