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Magnolia Mound Plantation

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Address: 2161 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-343-4955
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Dating back to the late 18th century, this historic home is one of the...

Dating back to the late 18th century, this historic home is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Louisiana. It was spared from demolition in the 1960s and is now open for tours.

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Can't take photos inside the plantation house

It's $3 for a self guided tour and you can go in the slave house and outdoor kitchen. Or $10 for a guided tour, and you can go inside the plantation house, but you can't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

İt is a very beautiful place to see such well kept buildings. İts actually gave us time to think about the racial segregation. The took a guided tour and the guide was so sweet. The best part of the tour was 3 seated toilet and taken pictures on it.

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Thank Ülkü Hüma A
Yardville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main house was lovely but the docent was so aggressive with the NO TOUCHING ANYTHING rule it made you afraid to breath. Some areas are tight walk ways and you pull your arms in so you do not accidentally brush the wall! They even have things tied down so no one can pick them up. Just too uncomfortable. Other... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide was well versed in the history of the plantation, as well as life on plantations during this period. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the amazing story of the people who lived and worked on Magnolia Mound Plantation. So glad it was preserved!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's $3 for a self guided tour and you can go in the slave house and outdoor kitchen. Or $10 for a guided tour, and you can go inside the plantation house, but you can't photograph it. You do learn a lot about the family and life on the plantation.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I had the opportunity to visit several plantations while in the area but Magnolia Mound was by far the best. Staff was delightful. Structures were fascinating.

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Spring, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Beautiful old historic plantation home. Short distance from the Mississippi River. My first sightseeing tour of Baton Rouge. I was told that this was a must see. We got there in time for the last tour of the day. Tour guide was very knowledgeable of the early days of the plantation, and it's restoration. Home was decorated with Items. We... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Tour guide was great! Very thorough on the history of the house, and of the family. The only downside was no furniture or pics were original, but they did do a great job of reproduction. Grounds and Garden very nice. Loved showing my son the slave cabin, interesting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We were in the Baton Rouge area for a wedding, and decided to do a bit of site seeing. The wife is a history buff and wanted to see a plantation. Magnolia Mound was a sugar plantation in it's day. So of the buildings there are authentic, some brought in from other plantations, and some are recreations (they're up front... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Took a self guided tour - interesting but small plantation. Very nice people at the information desk.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This well preserved mansion and slave quarters are very well described by the docent, presenting the history of the area and the settlement and construction of the plantation.

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