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“The Plantation is neat, the people who are working need some work”

Lakeport Plantation
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Owner description: Lakeport Plantation is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site near Lake Village and Greenville, MS. The house was constructed ca. 1859 for Lycurgus and Lydia Johnson. It is the only remaining Arkansas antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River. ASU began restoration of the house in 2003 and the house opened to the public in September 2007.
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
403 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“The Plantation is neat, the people who are working need some work”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

If I were rating the Lakeport Plantation alone, this is a solid 5-Star attraction. Arkansas State University has spent several million dollars restoring the building to its historic past. The stories of the plantation and the care that was taken to restore it to its former glory are well worth the tour. My only complaint with this attraction is the people working at the site. As I was researching this site, I tried to call the site several times and could not get information about times and tours. Then the person who was working the day we visited was 30 minutes late for the 2 pm tour. This plantation is worth a visit, just maintain patience while visiting.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank ahmonroe5
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Jackson, Mississippi, United States
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108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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“Looking Through Antebellum Eyes”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We happened upon this absoluetly beautiful place while we were looking for a spot to pull over and eat a picnic lunch on our day trip. We got out of the car to look around and a gentleman working for the Arkansas State University site on the plantation immediately came out and offered to take us inside for a tour. He was very informative, friendly and allowed us to take our time with all of our questions and ponderings. The house itself is so perfectly preserved and there are beautifully restored artifacts and pictures all over every room, each labeled with carefully detailed information of the times and lifestyles of that time period. Such a lovely surprise to find this spot. If you are looking for some education about pre-civil war life, slavery and how plantations were run, this is the ticket! Recommend!

Visited November 2012
1 Thank LaurieBarnts
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Memphis, Tennessee
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“The Old and Not-So-Old South”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This historic plantation tells the story of the people who built it, lived and worked in it, and how it survived. I have a special connection because my father's family built the home, and he was born there. Even without that connection, though, Lakeport Plantation is a fascinating window into the lives and times of the Old South and the forces that have shaped the Delta and South into what it is today.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank VLJH
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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Gem in the Middle of Nowhere”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Lakeport State Park is one of those places that you can't believe still exists in the middle of nowhere. Located just outside Lake Village down a side road on the Mississippi River. It is still standing on a working farm. In fact a shed with modern tractors is right outside the house. Built in 1859 it looks like it did in those days. Though the house has no furniture, it is a beautiful example of era architecture. Not as much attention has been paid to the outlying buildings, but the house itself looks like it was built yesterday and well maintained. The staff of the visitors center are friendly and seemed shocked that anyone would look them up. It is well worth the visit.

Visited June 2012
Thank JCarterWatts
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