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San Francisco Plantation

Address: 2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
Phone Number: 985-535-2341
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
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124 reviews 124 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As you approach the house you are somewhat surprised by the location as it is surrounded by petrol storage tanks but don't let this put you off.Once in the grounds you forget the surroundings.After paying the entrance fee you enter the house to be greeted by a guide who will then spend as long as it takes to introduce you... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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261 reviews 261 reviews
85 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

A very enjoyable visit and tour of the home. It's quite unique from others along the MS River. A short drive from New Orleans or a nice day trip from Baton Rouge.

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Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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204 reviews 204 reviews
97 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
96 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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14 helpful votes 14 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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