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San Francisco Plantation

2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
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Type: Historic Sites
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Denton, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The staff (very young woman) was very sweet. The plantation tour was interesting. It is now owned by a corporation. They would have to spend a great deal of money to get this house in better shape. The grounds need lots of TLC!

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Kaufman, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Tour guide was slow and not as informative as I would have liked but otherwise the property itself was pretty interesting. The oil company next door was a bit imposing and the fact they loss much of the grounds to the levee and road was disappointing.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The staff was very friendly and was very knowledge of the property. It is an older plantation and has beautiful trees. It is unfortunately located next to a plant. Not the best scenery outside the grounds but still a very nicely kept property.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The plantation in itself seems beautiful, but about 30 minutes of our drive was spend in a high industrial area that completely RUINS the "country side atmosphere" when we finally got there it was closed, and it was a good thing because I doubt we would have gone in after seeing this disappointing landscape. I do feel bad for them... More

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San Francisco P, Director of Sales at San Francisco Plantation, responded to this review

Sorry we were under construction when you visited. If you were able to take our tour you would understand why we are surrounded by tanks. Without the surrounding plants we would not exist. More

Littleton, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The 3 star is very liberal rating. Drove close to an hour to get here and when we pulled into the lot we both said we would pass on this tour. At the end of the parking lot was a sign that they were closed for restoration which just confirmed that we were going to pass on this tour. The... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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181 reviews 181 reviews
99 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited the Plantation before it closed for renovations and found it to be very authentic and not quite as "glamorous" as some of the others in the area. We arrived at opening and strolled the grounds prior to opening and enjoyed viewing the original slave quarters which were preserved quite well. The tour was great and the tour guide... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a few hours in NO before flying out and had time to visit one plantation. We chose this one and at the end of the tour talked with the person in the ticket booth that the house was great but the young woman leading the tour would be better assigned to some other type of assignment as she... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The home is closed for renovations until September 1, 2014. Fall Festival will be held October 25 and 26.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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157 reviews 157 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Beautiful house and gardens with interesting outbuildings closing for renovations in June. The interior has the most impressive hand stenciled and painted walls, doors and trim, really exceptional. It also had running water, an innovation for it's time thanks to two water towers on either side of the house.

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Paris, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The SF Plantation is really interesting, we were Lucky to have an almost private tour, less tourists and not as crowded as the most famous one. I recommend it if you have time to make a stop and visit it.

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