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Kent Plantation House

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Address: 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone Number: 3184875998
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History for the whole family!

The little plantation that's located in the middle of town close to everything. I definitely recommend checking on their website before visiting. They have all sorts of different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
bougmp44
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Tioga, La
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Tioga, La
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The little plantation that's located in the middle of town close to everything. I definitely recommend checking on their website before visiting. They have all sorts of different events throughout the year. Sugar Day, Bug Day, Herb Day, Le Tour De Bicycle just to name a few. I've never toured the inside but I'm sure it's worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had some time after a couple ball games that I took my 15 yo son to the plantation. I think it's great for them to get exposed to historical venues. Took approx an hour and it kept his interest for most of the time. Staff was very knowledgeable and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Our tour guides were Rachelle and Kristen! The were very knowledgeable and pleasant! The visit was very educational! well worth the visit. Thanks🌻

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Such a wonderful home. The guys were really nice and very knowledgeable. Really glad we stopped. Air conditioning was out when we were there so it was kind of hot but gave you the authentic feel of how it must have been back in the day.

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Thank Jenniemarp
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

1795-1800 built house of a middle-class plantation owner. Replicas of outbuildings. All of it very interesting if you like history. Excellent docents in costume. Takes about 2 hours to do the tour and walk around. In the city. They have special events - like blacksmithing and cooking at different times of the year.

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Thank MJDalton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

If you ever find yourself in Alexandria, LA (or even nearby) do not miss out on this stop. I'm from LA and have toured many plantations. Kent is one of the best. The grounds and house are beautiful but the guides and outside buildings help set it apart from others. Not only were the guides very, very knowledgeable but they... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We visited the Kent House Plantation which includes a tour of the Creole Style Home and Grounds. Ann, our tour guide was quite informed on the history and items in the home. We had a seperate tour guide for multiple buildings on the site. It's quite a bargain considering the tour guides spent 1 hour on the home and 1... More 

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Van Buren, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a morning off so I was able to spend a couple hours here. The home is from the French Colonial period and it and the surrounding outbuildings are amazing. Fascinating place a must see for the history buff.

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Westlake, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I was very impressed to find out there were more buildings than just the house. It was really interesting to hear the history of the house and to find out that it was moved from its original location. There were a lot of people dedicated to keeping this piece of history intact and preserved. I think they did a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

It's a huge part of my family's heritage so we visit every time we are in town. It's a great way to spend an afternoon. They host events where you can try authentic recipes from the Baillios/Kents and the staff usually has fun stories, making every visit memorable.

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