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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
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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Good place to learn local hiistory

We visited Magnolia Mound while staying in Baton Rouge in mid-April, 2017. Our guide was well informed and very interesting. Learning about the early life in Baton Rouge was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim S
Saint Cloud, Florida
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Magnolia Mound while staying in Baton Rouge in mid-April, 2017. Our guide was well informed and very interesting. Learning about the early life in Baton Rouge was informative and we enjoyed walking thu the various historic building on site. We spent about two hours touring and the cost was about $10 per person for a private tour guide.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful day and wonderful tour. Debbie was very informative and knowledgeable about the property, buildings and history. Paid for guided tour which was great. Worth the price and visit.

Thank Connie K
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

This is a must visit for a piece of Baton Rouge French influenced history. Inexpensive tour is filled with historical statistics which made the tour enjoyable.

Thank KiheiSands
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

This plantation was one of the highlights of our trip through Louisiana. The plantation home has been restored to its original state. Wonderful grounds and the volunteer guide was very knowledgeable and gave my husband and I a good refresher course. in history. Must see if you come to Baton Rouge

Thank Mary F
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

The guide had just the right amount of humour to make this tour educational, entertaining and a great experience. Her knowledge was incredible and no questions were too much for her. This plantation is small but truly transports you back in time. What a great experience. Thank you

Thank Sharon C
Abita Springs, Louisiana
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

I'll start with the negative: one the main house is not wheelchair accessible and two there is no picture taking inside the main house. If you are in the area or you like to visit these places it is worth a visit the staff is friendly and knowledgable. The tour focuses more on the history of the family, plantation and... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

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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Reviewed January 31, 2017

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 

Thank Julie K
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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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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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