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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
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprising 'find' literally blocks from LSU and downtown Baton Rouge. One of the original Spanish land grants in Louisiana. Very interesting plantation as built in late 1700's/early 1800's and not rebuilt/upgraded during the boom times of "King Cotton". Architecture true to period and it only requires a bit of imagination to see how the plantation might have looked circa 1810... More 

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Hebron, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in LOUSIANA I visited several plantations, including Magnolia Mound Plantation. I would have to say this was one of the better tours I have been on! The tour guide was very knowledgeable on Louisiana history and plantations. After touring the house itself we were able to roam around the grounds and see the other buildings on the grounds. Since... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 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 January 4, 2017

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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