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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
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This plantation is more off the beaten path then the other more well-known ones in the area but it is worth the drive to St. Francisville to visit it. For one thing, you won't have the crowds of the other ones. The grounds are huge and worth a walk around with a helpful map provided by the wonderful lady at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lovely walkways, colorful gardens, it's like a trip back in time. I have visited twice and thoroughly enjoyed each visit. Guided tour truly depends on guide. It can be interesting or you can feel hurried along. One tour was hosted by attendant who took her time and gladly answered each question while another about 4 or 5 months earlier was... More

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to see the Rosedown Plantation before but went again this past weekend. Beautiful, beautiful home! The staff were very friendly and knowledgable! Will probably go back one day!

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Frankston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went on a day trip to St. Francisville to visit The Myrtles Plantation. While on tour there the tour guide suggested that we go to Rosedown if we had time. We did, and I am so glad we visited! This was my first visit to a plantation. I loved the Myrtles, but Rosedown is more what I "pictured" a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

St Francisville is a lovely town and the jewel in its crown is Rosedown Plantation. We spent a pleasant afternoon exploring the gardens and house learning about plantation life in the days prior to The Civil War. Definitely worth a visit. Our guide Sarah played the piano for us on request.

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We loved Rosedown. Off the beaten path but in town, beautiful house and grounds. Gardens exceptional. Nearly intact plantation. 90% original furnishings. So glad we took the time to visit here. Think Gone With the Wind for $10.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you're visiting the area, make it a point to go see this plantation. It was the most 'intact' plantation we have been to -- I believe roughly 90% of the furnishings are original. The gardens are just stunning, so bring a camera with you for photo ops! We went late in the day and got a private tour (probably... More

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Joliet, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Beautiful plantation surrounded by equally beautiful gardens. Informative tour guide who also played the piano to show us it was a quality piece in good condition.

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