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Magnolia Mound Plantation

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Address: 2161 Nicholson Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-8157
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+1 225-343-4955
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 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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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 December 3, 2016
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Authentic French Creole Plantation located right outside the gate of LSU. I have toured Magnolia Mound on numerous occasions and attended a wedding on the grounds. Tours are available guided by well trained docents who will provide you with a wealth of information about the history.

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Aiken
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from South Carolina I've visited many plantations around the Charleston area, especially the tea plantation but while in Baton Rouge we decided to visit the Magnolia Mound plantation. It was a nice piece of property and the residence was also nice. We did a tour which the guide had valuable information on the history. It's amazing the deep history... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Magnolia Mound Plantation. Our guide was very knowledgeable and full of information about the history of the plantation and the family that owned it. We so enjoyed learning about the history of this area. Walking the grounds was like a trip back in time for us! We would definitely recommend this place...especially for history... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

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 November 3, 2016

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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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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