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Address: 11788 Highway 965, Saint Francisville, LA 70775
Phone Number: 225-635-3739
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Beautiful Home

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
Thomas W
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Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Beautiful grounds. You should also tour the Oakley house which is on the grounds. The house is a guided tour, and the grounds you do on your own. Beware of the Peacocks!

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Riverside, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The guide was excellent and informative and the grounds are beautiful. A must see if you want a plantation home in an older style that some of the others in the area.

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Waco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great plantation with a great story but as always, park rangers make poor historians.get info from books and triple the pleasure of this house and grounds. Avoid looking female park ranger directly in her eyes for she must be a very unhappy and angry person.apperently, you become a tour guide to avoid being sent to prison or the gallows. Im... More 

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South Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stopped for breakfast on our way to the Myrtles. Great Old fashioned home made breakfast!!! If your looking for a fancy atmosphere this isnt your place. But if you want nice folks, happy locals, a quaint weathered atmosphere, and great food at a very cheap price then go here. We loved it!!!

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Enjoyed the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the story about James Audubon and all of his work displayed throughout the house. House is a West Indies style and a bit more rustic then the classic Greek revival of most plantations. If you like history, then visit Oakley!

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Humble, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There was plenty to see, even with the main house closed. Slave quarters, a separate building with Museum, gardens and tool house

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

For those who plan on visiting for the first time, please note that Oakley Plantation is within the Audoban State Historical Site. They are listed separately on tripadvisor as if they were individual attractions.

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