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Oakley Plantation

Saint Francisville, LA
888-67-2838; 225-635-3739
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Type: Historic Sites
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Joliet, IL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Hadn't originally thought about touring this plantation but decided to at the last minute. Very interesting tour guide provided us with a very informative tour.

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Longview, Texas, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

James Audubon was the tutor to the daughter of the plantation owner and some of his original sketches are there in the house. This house is fairly plain compared to the other plantation homes but it has its own unique history. Good tour.

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Ruston, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

From the moment we entered this plantation we felt completely welcomed. The lady selling tickets answered every question we had and was so sweet. Not only was the house beautiful, but out tour guide was one of the best I have ever had! He was very knowledgeable and did not make us feel rushed at all like some other places.... More

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Oakley Plantation is a part of La. State Park system and is open through Saturday. The museum features a movie about the history of the home and area. The guided tour takes you through the 3 story home which was a working plantation. There is even a peacock which struts around the grounds and acts as a sentry. Come see... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We got there late so we had just missed the last tour of the day. We took a self-guided tour of the grounds which was very interesting. I enjoyed the gardens and out buildings, the gravel trails.

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Ormond Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Enjoyed our visit to the Oakley. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Many steps to go up and down, but worth it. Admission is not free to seniors as was posted on some sites. Slave cabins within easy short walk to main house. Would recommend to others visiting the area.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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257 reviews 257 reviews
53 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We are not on near the plantations of River Road but we want to see the house James Audobon lived during his working life. Audubon was hired as a tutor to come to the plantation and teach the young daughter Eliza and also to study the local birdlife. The accommodation were not grand but the plantation has been restored and... More

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