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Oakley Plantation

Saint Francisville, LA
888-67-2838; 225-635-3739
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Joliet, IL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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