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Address: 2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
Phone Number: 985-535-2341
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Nice tour but surrounded by industrial land

This property is a nicely resorted home but most of the surrounding property is oil refining. My tour guide Chelsea (?) was informative and helpful. The tour is at your own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dawn F
Silverton, Oregon
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,880 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

San Francisco Plantation is one of the most opulent and architecturally distinctive plantation houses in the South. With its melange of architectural designs, this ornate mansion offers a remarkable variation on the plantation style commonly found along the Great River Road in Louisiana. From certain angles, San Francisco resembles a Mississippi riverboat or a giant layer cake. It offers a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our honeymoon and had our own "private" tour this morning. We were the only two people to show up for the first tour. The guide was great, very informative and happy to answer a few questions. Due to the levee being moved directly in front of the house and Marathon surrounding the property this plantation lacks the extensive grounds... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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148 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This property is a nicely resorted home but most of the surrounding property is oil refining. My tour guide Chelsea (?) was informative and helpful. The tour is at your own pace and we had a small group. I would definitely recommend it. Photos are allowed on the grounds but not inside the house.

Thank Dawn F
Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

My wife and I arrived at the San Francisco plantation home in Garyville, Louisiana right in the middle of the great South Louisiana flood of August, 2016. As we pulled into the parking lot, the rain was falling so fast, it was difficult to see. We did notice the unusual color of the house with which we were already familiar--a... More 

Thank jrsmith8
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't waste my time again. Tour Guide had no personal interaction with us. She talked to the ceiling screaming her memorized lines (which she didn't know well) and got offended when one of us tried to take pictures and snapped at her. Plantation itself is filthy and unkept. Dust and spider webs everywhere and it smells horrible. Was raining... More 

Thank Stacie A
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

After having visited Laura Plantation the San Francisco Plantation was a true disappointment. Not only was the mansion not in it's best shape, but also the tour guide wasn't. She acted angry and strict towards us and she told the story about the house without any emotion or fun. They might have given us a tape recorder instead. Not a... More 

Thank DeDi176
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This beautiful example of a Creole plantation looks likes a land riverboat. With the change of the river and the building of the levee, the plantation sits almost on top of the river road and the levee that protects it. After being run down for years, the place was purchased by Marathon Company (you can see the plant right next... More 

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Oklahoma City
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

stopped to see this plantation - it was a bit out of the way from our trip travel, but we'd been impressed by the other plantations and thought this one might be really different - it was - we didn't even go in - it appeared to be too commercialized and there was no one around to assist us in... More 

Thank shirmart
Lovelock, Nevada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This tour was pretty good. The plantation is beautiful. It is not as big as other plantations such as Oak Alley, so it is not as busy. I would have liked to take photos inside the plantation, but it is not allowed, only the exterior. All in all it was a good tour.

2 Thank didums30
Gause, TX
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a unique plantation home with a good story. We enjoyed seeing it, but it sure could have been a lot better. Parking was ample, but you had to walk all the way across the grounds (quite a hike) to the gift shop to pay the entrance fee. There was parking right at the store, but we were told... More 

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