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Address: 11788 Highway 965, Saint Francisville, LA 70775
Phone Number: 225-635-3739
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Oakley Plantation is within Audoban State Historical Site

For those who plan on visiting for the first time, please note that Oakley Plantation is within the Audoban State Historical Site. They are listed separately on tripadvisor as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Illinois
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Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

For those who plan on visiting for the first time, please note that Oakley Plantation is within the Audoban State Historical Site. They are listed separately on tripadvisor as if they were individual attractions.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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220 attraction reviews
534 helpful votes 534 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went to tour Oakley Plantation for its own history but also to see the museum. Audubon stayed at Oakley only a few months but painted over 30 birds while there with his assistant, over 1/8 of the total in his book of birds of North America. There are many first editions on display, all in elephant folio size. There... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Docent gave a wonderful tour. Beautiful old home with lots of history. Lovely grounds with lots to see. Nice little museum too.

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tchrs
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257 reviews 257 reviews
102 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place has a wonderful exhibit on the history of the property and of when Audubon stayed there almost 200 years ago. Very nice museum and helpful staff. Good for families of all ages. There is a small fee.

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shanghai
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92 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The plantation grounds are beautiful, even in cold weather in the middle of winter. The plantation house is interesting and while we were there a group were re in acting some parts of the American War of Independence, but the English hadn't turned up! It was still fun though as they were letting of cannons (very very noisy) and various... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Great place to stop. I is a beautiful place with alot of history. They offer tours almost every day. Worth checking out.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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120 reviews 120 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Husband and I visited during "Jane Austen" celebration. We paid 1/2 price and got twice as much more personalized info as we would have during normal tours. The grounds seem to be overgrown and there weren't any farm animals. I assumed this was due to Louisiana heat. As we entere each room a tour guide, dressed in Jane Austen time... More 

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Lincoln, NE
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Admission price only $4 but free for those over 62!! Lovely house with some of the furishing that actually belonged to the family. A bed that Audubon slept in Origional Audubon prints hanging on the walls. Tours of the house are on the hour and worth the price just to get the educational benifit let alone see how things looked... More 

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globeseeker007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

There is an interesting museum where you purchase your ticket. Following this you can tour the Oakley home and wander around the rest of the buildings. Audubon only spent 3 or 4 months here tutoring one of the Oakley children but I guess they had to name the park after someone. Anyway, it's a nice park and worth a visit.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is my favorite place to go each December! Their Christmas in the Country candlelight tours are one the highlights of my year! While not one of the more ornate plantations, it's architecture is unique and their special events are wonderful! At Christmastime, candlelight tours, Christmas carols, hearth cooked food, costumed interpretors, period dancing!!! You don't want to miss it!!!

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