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“Not very scenic, but the house itself is worth it”

San Francisco Plantation
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Built in 1865 and now almost entirely renovated and restored by a large oil company (which now owns and runs the property). The house itself is lovely and has some wonderful restored features upstairs (the downstairs is a bit disappointing). The oil company spent a great deal of money on the property, and we rolled our eyes at each other when the tour guide wrapped up her guided portion by waxing lyrical about how wonderful the company was. We left via a barbed wire walkway to a large concrete car park backing onto a refinery. Progress hey?

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We visited on a Tusday in November and it was very nice and we were almost alone. The tourguide was nice and the 5 USD more for the tour was also worth it.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

The drive to San Francisco is nothing special to look at, and pulling into the drive amidst the oil refinery is a bit of a shame....but other than that, this is one of the nicest plantation homes I've visited. The docent was a wealth of information about the home and it's inhabitants. With just the least amount of imagination, you can picture this home with the lawns before the river reclaimed them and without the refinery tanks. It's a lovely place.

2  Thank VeraBlue
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

This house needs a lot of attention. It looks pretty down from the outside, and is in the middle of an industrial area. Hard to imagine how it used to be with all of that going on around it, and sitting right on a 2-lane highway. It's a shame. I'm sure it was nice at one time.

3  Thank L S
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Visited last week with my wife. This was one of three plantations we visited while staying in New Orleans. Cost for two with AAA discount was $28.00. The tour took about 30 minutes and the guide was great. It was really amazing to see this plantation, it has been fully restored. Walking the grounds and stepping into the house, was like stepping back into time.

Note: I am always glad I travel with a gps, this plantation is tucked back behind a petroleum refinery.

Worth the visit!

1  Thank gregbooras
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