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Address: 2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
Phone Number: 985-535-2341
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Not Your Usual Plantation

Unusual architecture makes this a one of a kind home. The staff were gracious and knowledgeable and the grounds were lovely. Make this a part of your plantation tour itinerary.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Cheryl B
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Benton, Illinois
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Benton, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Unusual architecture makes this a one of a kind home. The staff were gracious and knowledgeable and the grounds were lovely. Make this a part of your plantation tour itinerary.

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New Market, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I liked San Francisco because it is so different from the other plantation houses. It's not your typical white columned home. It's fun, a little funky maybe, and beautiful. This home is very colorful. From the beautifully painted ceilings inside to the blue and yellow trim outside, this house is stunning. Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. I can... More 

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was surprised when we first arrived at San Francisco plantation. The plantation house is quite different from most in the Old South - no Tara or Twelve Oaks here. it is a beautiful structure painted in pastels. The interior is wonderfully finished and furnished. Our tour guide was very well acquainted with the history of the house and its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I'd like to thank our excellent guide Darrington who took the time to answer our questions and let us time to translate them in Freench to the children with us. The plantation itself gave us a great insight to the life of an antebellum family, but only a glimpse of slaves' condition and the antebellum economy. Still an interesting and... More 

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Manchester,UK
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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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327 reviews 327 reviews
120 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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Stillwater
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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205 reviews 205 reviews
97 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
96 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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