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San Francisco Plantation

2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
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Dunedin, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
87 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 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
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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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13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
110 helpful votes 110 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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Valencia, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our schedule that day allowed for two Plantation visits before our scheduled Swamp tour. I initially selected Laura and Houmas House. After visiting Laura, we headed for Houmas House, but found that they were doing construction on the bridge across the river and we didfn't know how long the wait would be. Oak Alley, which we passed en route to... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've heard that San Francisco may be closing for a while for some necessary structural repairs. They were working in the attic when we toured last Thursday. So I would highly recommend that if you're in the area you visit soon. The interior of this house is more beautiful than any on the River Road. On top of that it... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

As mentioned by others, the plantation house and small surrounding grounds sit amidst working petroleum and chemical plants. But you take your history where you find it and the companies owning those plants paid for a major restoration of the plantation house in the mid-1970s and they keep it maintained to this day. My thanks to them. The grounds are... More

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Indian Wells, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Off the beaten path, San Francisco Plantation is still worth a visit and then some. It was a sweet end to our Antebellum tour and totally charmed us.

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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Since our flight out of NOLA was late evening, we decided to rent a car and drive the Old River Road and check out all the plantation homes. San Francisco Plantation was our third stop, rounding a curve and POW...there it was! Completely surrounded by Marathon Oil storage tanks, pipelines and stacks gulching black smoke, the plantation is a mirage... More

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