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San Francisco Plantation

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Address: 2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
Phone Number: 985-535-2341
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No Pictures Allowed but Great Place to Visit Otherwise

My wife and I toured the San Francisco Plantation after we toured St. Joseph Plantation. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and gave a good tour of the large house. She... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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North Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A smaller plantation than Oak Alley, but very interesting. Our tour guide was excellent, and was also responsible for doing much of the research on its background. Worth the trip out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a whim on the way from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. They charge $10/person for you to walk the grounds and take pictures or you can take the tour for $17/person. The prices are kind of ridiculous for what you get. You also cannot take pictures inside the home. The tour guide was pleasant, but definitely... More 

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Dorrance, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Elderly tour guide talked more about her grandfather than about the people that lived in the house. She was not able to answer that many questions. There was not enough info about the other buildings. If you want to only see a plantation home this tour was OK. If you want the entire history of a plantation take another tour.

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North Tazewell, Virginia
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Beautiful grounds. Delightful tour. We were very taken with the furnishings of a long gone era. The blue house painting is a real attraction and so is the water tank outside!

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Mississippi
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I toured the San Francisco Plantation after we toured St. Joseph Plantation. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and gave a good tour of the large house. She reminded me of a slimmer, better-educated version of my late mother-in-law. You'll be able to recognize the plantation by the blue cisterns on either end. Unfortunately, pictures inside the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Take the time to enjoy the tour of this plantation house. The grounds are equally stunning, and the house is an easy drive from New Orleans. Take lots of photographs outside and stand on the levee in front for a grand view of the house. So different from others. Our tour guide was exemplary.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

San Francisco Plantation is beautiful & we enjoyed every minute! We were part of a tour group & San Francisco Plantation was on our agenda (as was Laura Plantation). Please plan at least One & a Half to Two Hours to take the tour & then explore the grounds & gift shop. Unfortunately, the lady who planned the whole trip... More 

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Benton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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21 reviews 21 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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