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Oakley Plantation

Address: Saint Francisville, LA
Phone Number: 888-67-2838; 225-635-3739
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
Long Beach, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The grounds are expansive and the plantation home is hidden by the Audubon museum even as we approached the tree lined road. We had to use our electronic map resources to find the entrance as it was not well marked with signage. We had a to wait for the next tour that takes place each hour on the hour but... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Experience and time for the 1800's. An incredible historical display. A place to visit and relax, just outside of Baton Rouge.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our tour was wonderful, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a passion for Civil War history. The house was built in the late 1700s and was much more functional than ornate. It gives a true window into life in the early 1800s; before the large, extravagant Greek Revival mansions.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I love that the state of Louisiana owns Oakley...that said, I miss the "people" who used to be tour guides. Now it is a "press the button" tour. Still a great place for a picnic & to watch the peacocks.

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Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There is so much history on this property. The tools, slave houses, everything was just incredible to see. My children enjoyed it as well.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My mother and I make a trip touring plantations in South Louisiana each year and I have to say that Oakley Plantation has been the absolute best to date. We have toured at least 35 and this is still my favorite. Funny thing is that when we planned our trip to St. Francisville we had never heard or Oakley house.... More 

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Mansfield, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Really enjoyed the history. House was nice and the park guy did a great job. The grounds were also beautiful.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions easily. The house was beautiful and contained some of Audubon's original prints. Worth the $8 to tour the house and the grounds.

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Pineville, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not your typical idea of a plantation home but still beautiful! My husband I had a good tour and loved touring the property! Will probably go back!

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a wonderful plantation to visit. Our tour guide was great and really put us back in the time of the plantation. If you are interesting Audubon you should visit. He lived here as a tutor for the family and did some his first sketches in his room in the basement and some of his original prints are on... More 

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