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Magnolia Mound Plantation

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Address: 2161 Nicholson Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-8157
Phone Number: +1 225-343-4955
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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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Interesting way to spend an afternoon

Tour guide was very knowledgable and brought to life the history of magnolia mound. Answered our supplementary questions confidently.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tour guide was very knowledgable and brought to life the history of magnolia mound. Answered our supplementary questions confidently.

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Minden, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited several plantations. I cant really say one is better than the other. This one is typical and very close to the LSU main campus.

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Riverdale, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This plantation is not the big columned-mansion, with a lane of big oaks, that is stereotypical. It is an example of a Cajun plantation, which grew indigo and cotton. We enjoyed the house tour, but the guide was a little condescending toward us. I was a bit uncomfortable with the way she treated us. But the rest of the staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Showed up here on a weekday just before 1 pm--and ended up with an hour long private walking tour of house and grounds. Beautifully kept spaces and furnishings are amazing. Be sure to hear the story of the wallpaper in the front room!

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Thank knittermom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Got here a little too late to justify myself taking the full tour, but the self guided, walking tour is a great value. Only thing not included is a visit to the big house, which at the time was ok with me. You can walk the grounds, look into the slave cabin, black smith shop, outhouse (3 seater!) and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Magnolia Mound Plantation isn't the type of antebellum house you'll find in Natchez or St. Francisville or Spring Hill or Charleston or Madison or any of the other pre-Civil War towns that feature large, columned, Tara-like mansions. Located at 2161 Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it is a fine example of the architectural influence of early settlers from France... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

It was interesting to find this Creole Plantation so close to the city. You can walk around on your own, or take a tour. We had a great tour guide. The plantation is 16 acres of the original 900 acres, so it is large enough to get the feel of the layout of the buildings.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Magnolia Mound is significantly older than most plantation homes. Since it was but in the 1700's, the architecture and building techniques are different and interesting to see.Guides are great and knowledgeable. Go in good weather and wear comfortable clothes.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I arrived for the first tour time of the day and ended up being the only guest. I was able to ask questions and nothing seemed to stump him! Nicely maintained property.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

My wife and I visited Magnolia Mound on July 21, 2016. We were a few minutes late to the tour we were trying to make, so we waited until the next one. The nice lady at the visitor's center suggested we take the self-guided tour first and look at the buildings and grounds on our own while we waited, and... More 

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