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Address: 601 AR-142, Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone Number: 870-265-6031
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Lakeport Plantation is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. The...

Lakeport Plantation is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. The house was constructed ca. 1859 by Lycurgus and Lydia Johnson. It is the only remaining Arkansas antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River. ASU began restoration of the house in 2003 and the house opened to the public in September 2007.

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Step back in time

Great reminder of a time gone and the lives that were effected. We really enjoyed our tour guide. Ms knight......she was very helpful and knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Great reminder of a time gone and the lives that were effected. We really enjoyed our tour guide. Ms knight......she was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Coudersport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We visited the Plantation on 16 May and were given the 10am tour by Assistant Director Blake Wintory, Ph.D. It was the BEST tour my wife and I can ever remember having and was extremely informative. We would recommend this tour to anyone who is passing through the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Lakeport is open for very limited hours and the visitor center and house were closed when we visited. We wish we could have gone in the house to see the historical architecture and conservation work being done by University of Arkansas. Thanks to the internet and a few interpretive signs we still enjoyed walking around the grounds and exterior of... More 

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

If you love History than you must see this Plantation. I can just feel the lives that were in this place and also the sorrow. It is very well maintained and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

On a recent cross country road trip, I happened to see the road sign for Lakeport about the time we needed get out and stretch our legs. Our quick stop turned into a guided tour of the house for my son and I. Our guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer every question. Well worth the stop.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The restored Lakeport Plantation Home provides visitors a unique and interactive look into the history of the plantations owners, the Johnsons, before, during, and after the Civil War. The home is surrounded by cotton fields which gives it an additional historical appeal. The staff of the Lakeport Plantation home is very knowledgeable and hospitable. The interactive displays inside the home... More 

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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The dedication to discovering and recovery of original colors and themes is remarkable. The unseen infrastructure work, while invisible adds to the overall experience by making the mechanical workings invisible. The interpretations of life of the period of the families are very well done. It is a work in progress that should be viewed periodically over the next generation. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Located at the base of the Arkansas/Greenville Bridge{btw...brand new and worth seeing too} Lakeport Plantation is completely restored through at grant money and the Arkansas State University. Donated by a local family the plantation was really rundown but was still a working cotton plantation. There is little furniture here because their focus is the rare architectural elements that are all... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Well the person we had was great my daughter asked a lot of questions and and he was so patient to answer all she asked. She did keep thinking because we had the same last name that they were our kinfolk. Lol. The house had been upgraded a lot and considering how old it was and what it represented, I... More 

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I recently attended a short film screening at Lakeport as part of the "Lakeport Legacies" series. During my visit, I had the opportunity to walk around the grounds. It was my first time at the home and I was very impressed. The home itself is beautiful and has been restored in some parts, but conserved in others. The result is... More 

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