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Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site

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Address: 12501 La. Highway 10, Saint Francisville, LA 70775
Phone Number: 888-376-1867, 225-635-3332
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Description: Historic plantation house restoration. Original buildings on site include...
Historic plantation house restoration. Original buildings on site include the kitchen, doctor's office, cool house, Nina's wing, a tool shed, a hot house, and summer houses (gazebos) throughout the gardens. The gift shop stays open from 9am - 4:30pm and is independently run. Rosedown does not provide over night accommodations and there is no restaurant on site. Hours of operation are from 9am-5pm seven days a week. The first house tour is at 10am and the last house tour is at 4pm. Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
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We had a nice visit at Rosedown. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and seemed to have a real interest in the history of the plantation. The tour itself was about 40 mins. We spent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Culloden, West Virginia
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Culloden, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had a nice visit at Rosedown. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and seemed to have a real interest in the history of the plantation. The tour itself was about 40 mins. We spent more time exploring the gorgeous gardens on our own. There are plenty of benches throughout the gardens to sit and enjoy the scenery.

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Denver, CO USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Just down the road a piece on US 61 from Natchez, Mississippi is The Rosedown Plantation located in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Different from those homes in Natchez in that this one has what your minds eye has in mind as a real plantation. Magnolia trees dripping with vines etc. You will find out on the tour what it took to... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What is truly unique about Rosedown Plantation is that 90% of everything in the home is original to the plantation and 80% of the plants/trees are original. There wasn't much in bloom when we visited, but we were still in awe of the HUGE Oaks, Magnolias, and Crepe Myrtle Trees. We walked only a small portion of the gardens, but... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nice grounds & mansion. We did the tour of the house which was really good, although the tour guide couldn't answer some questions but knew a great deal about certain things. I'm interested to find out why in that day and age did 4 girls in the same wealthy family remain unmarried?? Intriguing...

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friend and I stayed at Myrtles Plantation for 2 nights. We did some exploring in the area and decided to do a tour at Rosedown as well. We did the last tour of the day as the weather finally cleared up from the earlier storms and heavy rain. There were only 4 of us on the tour so we... More 

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Decatur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I enjoyed the many garden paths trough old growth crepe myrtles, live oak trees with Spanish moss, many hydrangeas, gardenias, old azaleas. The gazebo with fountains and the statuary was beautiful. Enjoyed the Doctor's office an medicinal herb garden.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Because this house was kept in just a couple of families until it was bought and restored as a museum, it is extremely well preserved, with most original details intact. Our guide was knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting family details which made the tour even more interesting. We do these historic home tours for the history, architecture and furniture,... More 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great tour guide and a ton of info to learn about the plantation. Completely worth the 10$ per person to enter. You can walk around the property freely. And a guided tour through the house. Beautiful!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Rosedown is the grandmother of all the plantations in West Feliciana Parish. Go to to this plantation first before you go to any other. The history is fantastic. Enjoy yourself!

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Smithdale, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was by far the best house tour we have ever been on, and believe me, that's saying something. It is state owned, and the people that do the tour seem to really care about what they do. Our tour guide was AMAZING! She was so good. Wish I could remember her name! :( Anyways, she answered everyone's questions with... More 

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