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San Francisco Plantation

2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
985-535-2341
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Garyville
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
KC suburb
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Most sugar plantations suffered after sugar collapsed. This property is no different. The oil company surrounds it and has funneled money into it. The guide was in a hurry and had a set spiel. I was glad I went. Destrehan was 1000 times better.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had the afternoon off so we left the city and hit San Francisco Plantation having heard they had done some rennovations. The plantation is decorated with stuff from the period and there are two original pieces in the house (a wine rack and a wine bottle dryer). The pieces that were used were used well to where I forgot... More 

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Denton, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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18 reviews 18 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
99 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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