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Oakley Plantation

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Address: Saint Francisville, LA
Phone Number: 888-67-2838; 225-635-3739

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Good example of West Indies Architecture with Audubon history

Along with Rosedown, Oakley is run by the State of Louisiana. You purchase tickets at the museum building next to parking area and take a short stroll to the house for the tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hortman55
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Lumberton, Tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This plantation was nice. The lady that did our tour was rude and made you feel stupid if u dare ask a question. The homes itself is very unique. Most of the furnishing are not original. Probably the neatest thing about this plantation is the slave quarters.

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along with Rosedown, Oakley is run by the State of Louisiana. You purchase tickets at the museum building next to parking area and take a short stroll to the house for the tour. The museum is very nice with a room with Audubon prints in it as well as displays with various historical presentations. The surrounding area around the house... More 

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Bude, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the property and home! The first day we went all we had was a one hundred dollar bill and they wouldn't accept it. The lady in the main office where you pay had a terrible attitude and gave us no reason as to why she couldn't accept the bill. Came back the next day with change and did the... More 

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Thank jourdanlouviere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The plantation has been restored to the time of residency of John Audubon. The ranger/guide was well-informed and shared interesting family history. The grounds are nicely set up for picnics. Surrounding gardens are quaint.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We just visited the grounds and museum this visit; skipped the house tour due to inability to climb steep stairs at the time (due to recent knee issues). Very interesting place, with vintage photos, Audubon prints and other items. The grounds appear to be in need of some trimming, however. And the fenced-in garden was not accessible, as it has... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Very interesting history, house and grounds, Audubon tutored here in the 1820's and drew 32 of his bird portfolio, and they have a beautiful exhibit of large prints. It's not a plantation on the scale of Oak Alley, for example, but we enjoyed it just as much.

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Thank ArnieDonna
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

For history lovers, this is one not to miss. Audubon stayed here for a time and some of his painting were done here. Tour of home is very interesting. Be sure to walk around the grounds, too. Kitchen separated from home and if you are lucky, they may be cooking out there. Annual Spring Pilgrimage in March is perfect time... More 

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Thank Janed1941
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Oakley is one of my favorite plantations in the area. House tour has lots of interesting artifacts that give you a glimpse of life on a working plantation. Grounds are beautiful with lots of native plants. Detached working kitchen offers samples of open hearth cooking. Ask about the many educational presentations. Definitely worth a visit!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This home is a good contrast of style to the large column style homes, and is more practical to the (colonial) period. Again, the state of LA has done a great job and our guide host was very pleasant and knowledgeable.

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céreste
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

original plantation with visit of the inside of the house... we had the chance to be alone so that it was perfect to translate for my friend in French. our guide took the time to explain everything very slow and clear... thank you!! you learn a lot about the history and it is a very nice place today.. not very... More 

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