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Address: 11788 La Highway 965, Saint Francisville, LA 70775-4134
Phone Number: +1 225-635-3739
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Interesting historical site

This was an interesting historical location with some stories pertaining to Audubon, the artist. The location has been kept, as much as possible, as it would have been when he... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rockwall, Texas
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Rockwall, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting historical location with some stories pertaining to Audubon, the artist. The location has been kept, as much as possible, as it would have been when he was there for 3 months. It is an educational place to visit.

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Geismar, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

The museum and plantation tour has alot to offer. There are reenactment events throughout the year, and on occasion children can participate in weaving and taste testing from the kitchen. The story of the home is well communicated and the artifacts are well preserved. Peaceful property too.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The home is restored to 1821 furnishings with many original artifacts. The 20-minute guided tour outlines the history of the home and the area with colorful anecdotes. A very pleasant stop for Saint Francisville visitors.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Pretty, shaded grounds with many trails good for a flat land hike with 9 yr old from the city. Lots of birds and spiders to see. Friendly staff. The museum is interesting and has dress up clothes for kids. Saw a peacock as we were leaving.

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Thank JE L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Went with my mom to see the Audubon Historical site and didn't know that the Oakley Plantation was on the same property. It is like no other plantation I have been to. It has a West Indies design with a Spanish heritage not French. The grounds and buildings were worth walking through. The picnic area prior to getting to the... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is as others stated not as grand as other plantations but the folks were wiser. They installed netting so they could sleep on the porch in summer! It was also interesting to note that Audubon was a tutor here for a short period. There were many original prints to view and actual birds to view on the grounds. A... More 

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

See review of Oakley Plantation--- best time to visit is spring when azaleas bloom and during Audubon Pilgrimage. You will see docents dressed in period costumes that were what would have been worn during Audubon's time at Oakley. This is an earlier period than most pilgrimages in the South.

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Thank Janed1941
Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

This plantation is not as elaborate as the nearby Rosedown Plantation, but is an older, more modest plantation home. The home is in mostly original condition and our tour guide gave a lot of information on the family and plantation life. A very worthwhile visit.

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Munhall, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

This plantation did not look like a typical plantation. It was not as grand as one would expect but the gardens and home itself was worth going thru. We learned that Audubon painted a lot of his bird pictures there and that he was only there for a very short time. If you get a chance to visit you will... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is the home of James Audubon.One of the best kelp up of all the old homes.The tour was very informing.I saw people having a picnic on the grounds.It looked like a school group.

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