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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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Extraordinarily well preserved plantation, excellent guide

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Gainesville, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

State owned. Tour of house and grounds were awesome. We just missed the peak of the flowering season. You were welcome to take photos of everything inside and out, without flash inside of course. Tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting.

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Jacksonville, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited this garden on the same day that Afton Villa Gardens had just cheated us out of our $10. fee and, after collecting, turned us away, due to a wedding being held there. Rosedown was professionally managed, the gardens were lovely and the staff was friendly. It was a great place for an outdoor spring day. We spent a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Some great insight, well presented. we got a good view into the history. Beautiful grounds offered the chance for a great stroll.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If enroute between Natchez and Baton Rouge, drive the 1/4 mile off US 61 to see this place. Nearly restored with @ 90% of its previous furnishings, and with a long lineage of family occupation, there is history in this home, and a clear, and accurate, depiction of life within it. My only regret is that we came in March,... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were looking forward to visiting Rosedown after the guide at Oakley was so enthusiastic in recommending we see it. Our first glimpse of the gardens and statuary made us even more eager for the house tour. Then it started on the main steps ( a tour is given every hour starting at 9 a.m. ). It was a large... More 

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Foxworth, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is amazing. Make sure to free up an entire evening to view this place. It was breathtaking inside and out. The gardens around the plantation are just as beautiful as the home itself. Make sure to walk in all of the outer buildings to enjoy the full grasp of Rosedown. We would definitely do this again.

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