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Address: 2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
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A Beautiful, Colorful and Historical Home

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... read more

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Monroe, Louisiana
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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 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 

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Lovelock, Nevada
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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.

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Gause, TX
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186 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We have visited several plantations in this area over the years. This one has fabulous hand painted ceilings and woodwork in some of the rooms. It also has an interesting copper freestanding shower set up we had never seen. And of course the twin rain reservoirs that make the house quite an architectural oddity. The tour is very nice, and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

It looks a lot bigger (at least in my opinion) in photos than it actually is. The house itself is beautiful (esp compared to other plantation in the area) due to its very different color scheme and architecture. The inside tour was okay, nothing inside that I was super interested in.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This plantation manorhouse is approx'ly 35 miles west of New Orleans and makes for a nice excursion. The house is well restored, with several rather impressive painted ceilings. The guided tour gives one a good idea of the rather opulent lifestyle of a plantation-owning family. It is worth a visit.

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