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Oakley Plantation

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Address: Saint Francisville, LA
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+1 225-635-3739

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If you are expecting a "Gone With the Wind" type of plantation, then this is not it. If you want a historically accurate plantation then this is a must see! I do advise anyone who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hebron, Illinois
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Hebron, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are expecting a "Gone With the Wind" type of plantation, then this is not it. If you want a historically accurate plantation then this is a must see! I do advise anyone who goes and sees it in the winter months to dress in warm weather clothing. This plantation is set in a state park so there are... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This was the first Plantation that I ever visited. The tour guide knew her history about the plantation.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Visited as part of our travels to plantations in the area. Certainly do like the paintings of Audubon but you don't have to have an interest in him to visit. With so many plantations, this one had some other really different architectural features that we interesting to see. Tour guide was amazing. He did a great job of telling us... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This is a different type of plantation. The home has been restored to what it was years ago....no fancy remakes or updated furniture. Very interesting stories of this location.

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Harvest, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

This was one of a few plantations we were able to visit on our short trip to LA! It is ran by the state and well presented. The site had the beautiful Plantation home with some of original pieces of the family as well as the desk and some of the bird prints of Audubon. On the grounds, there was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

House tour is worth doing. The grounds were not as elaborate as some of the other plantations, but I definitely enjoyed touring the house and hearing about the history in relation to Audubon.

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Highland Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Very charning and interesting Plantation. The rooms and decor were well presented and the tour and guide was most interesting an informative. The grounds are extensive with slave homes and additonal sites.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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.

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