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Address: 2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road), Garyville, LA 70051-0950
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Beautiful plantation mansion

This is certainly one of a kind mansions along the "Great River". It has a unique appearance from any other plantation along the Mississippi. Very beautiful! Our tour guide was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Monroe, Louisiana
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Tifton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered our questions about family and furniture with ease. The house is owned by a chemical plant so be prepared for a terrible smell and industrial view outside the fences. Many plantations were bulldozed by the chemical and oil companies in the past, so we are very lucky that this beauty was spared. The... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is certainly one of a kind mansions along the "Great River". It has a unique appearance from any other plantation along the Mississippi. Very beautiful! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided an excellent tour. My only complaint is that the preservation does not allow photography inside the mansion even with flash disabled. Most plantation mansions in the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

My wife and I very much enjoyed the tour - beautiful home with lots of interesting features. Guide was very informative and answered all our questions. Highly recommended.

Thank JohnandBetsey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Just got back home from visiting San Francisco, Laura and Oak Alley plantation homes yesterday. San Francisco is the most colorful of plantation homes in Louisiana and is in fair shape for its age. A crew of Marathon employees were making repairs yesterday but were rather quiet and respectful of the tour. It has a few very nice outbuildings left... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I visited this beautiful home and were extremely impressed with our tour guide Jabria. She is very knowledgeable about the home and answered any and all questions we had with lots of fun and laughter. Thank you Jabria.

Thank Susan P
Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Worth seeing as a plantation experience. I've seen other plantations (Destrehan, Laura, Oak Alley, and Houmas) and this one is similar in many respects but also different. Surrounded by industry, there is not a large plantation feel like you get at Oak Alley. Interesting facts: the brick floor on the bottom floor allows water to go through it. Only 2... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The plantation with some imagination must have been impressive in it's day. It has undergone restoration to some extent but there is a lot in just minor maintenance that could be done to help it's appearance. The grounds are lovely. The sad part about our tour was the guide ( Stacy?). She barely knew her script . If anyone asked... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 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.

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