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Address: 11788 La Highway 965, Saint Francisville, LA 70775-4134
Phone Number: 225-635-3739
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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