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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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Where Audubon stayed and completed nature drawings

John James Audubon, a young and aspiring naturalist at the time, arrived at Oakley Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, in 1821 and was so impressed by "the rich magnolias... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John James Audubon, a young and aspiring naturalist at the time, arrived at Oakley Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, in 1821 and was so impressed by "the rich magnolias covered with fragrant blossoms the holly, the beech, the tall yellow poplar, the hilly ground and even the red clay" that he stayed for four months and painted 32 of his... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this sight, although it was not our favorite plantation visited on this trip. There is a great air conditioned museum at the entrance to the home that has some costumes for kids and a movie. We enjoyed that part and the AC before viewing the grounds. Be careful, there were large spiders all over the grounds in the... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This was our first plantation home to visit, and I have to say it was probably my favorite. Our guide was really good and we enjoyed getting to roam about the grounds after our tour.

Thank donnasuej
Lumberton, Tx
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 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.

Thank live4him97
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 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 

Thank jourdanlouviere
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Janell S
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

Thank ArnieDonna
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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