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Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site

12501 La. Highway 10, Saint Francisville, LA 70775
888-376-1867, 225-635-3332
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Historic plantation house restoration. Original buildings on site include the kitchen, doctor's...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Seeing this plantation wasn't even in our plans and honestly I hadn't even heard of it. However, my sister told us we should go see it since it was only 8 minutes from where we were staying and I'm so glad we did. The entrance is breathtaking and the plantation is just so beautiful. The fee is only $10 which... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stopped on our way to New Orleans from Natchez and already filled with Plantation fare. This was desert! The sun was going down which gave shadows and soft touches to the building and gardens. We were on the last tour of the Plantation House decorated in mourning (draped mirrors) so souls could not see their reflection. Fun! The guide... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were struggling to fit in a plantation visit during our holiday when we stopped off at a small local Louisiana visitor’s centre where 2 lovely ladies gave us information on the Rosedown Plantation which was just off the main highway. Luckily we arrived in time to attend the last tour of the day and this was exactly what we... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A beautiful, well preserved house and grounds. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about a lot of areas, and even played for us on the antique piano - Well worth the admission - The house was decorated as it would have been for a funeral, and our guide was informative about mourning and burial customs of the times.

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Ghent, Belgium
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

There are many plantations to choose from and if you don't want to visit all of them, we can really recommend this one. For several reasons: 1. it's only 10 $ (about half of what you pay for most other plantations) 2. it has all the iconic sights (house, oak tree alley with spanish moss, beautiful gardens...) 3. the furniture... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

When you have seen this one you could skip the other plantations, Surrounded by lovely gardens, and spiders!

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful and historic. The tour guide sounded very rehersed but she still did great giving us all of the details. Huge garden and house. The garden is maze like and 90% of everything in the house is from the original owners. It rained on us but it was still amaizing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stopped on a beautiful day to explore the plantation house and grounds. It's $10 a person which includes a guided tour of the house and free range to walk around the gardens outside the house. The house itself has most of the original furnishing including an original panoramic wallpaper when you first walk in. The tour guide brings you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are coming along HWY 61 in St. Francesville, you must take the time to tour this home and its grounds. Almost 90% of the furnishing in the house are original - an amazing fact giving it is over 150 years old. Only 2 miles from Hwy 61.

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Beaumont, Texas
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50 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed the tour of the plantation house. The tour guide did a good job. Most of the furniture in the house is original. The gardens and statues seem neglected and were not very impressive.

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