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“Rosedown Plantation-St.Francisville”

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site
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Owner description: Historic plantation house restoration. Original buildings on site include the kitchen, doctor's office, cool house, Nina's wing, a tool shed, a hot house, and summer houses (gazebos) throughout the gardens. The gift shop stays open from 9am - 4:30pm and is independently run. Rosedown does not provide over night accommodations and there is no restaurant on site. Hours of operation are from 9am-5pm seven days a week. The first house tour is at 10am and the last house tour is at 4pm. Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Long Beach, CA
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Rosedown Plantation-St.Francisville”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Since it's state operated, the entry fee is modest but the tour guides are less than engrossing.

Plentiful parking; a lot of walking. Beautifully preserved and maintained--this is a plantation on the 'must see' list--especially for those who have extra time and/or are interested in Louisiana plantation life. The contrast between Feliciana plantations and river plantations is remarkable and highlights the diversity of original Louisiana settlers vs. new comer 'American' settlers.

Visited December 2012
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Florida
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Nice Gardens”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

The gardens are very nice and the house is interesting but the guide left a lot to be desired. Her facts were incorrect in several instances and she obviously had some type of a chip on her shoulder. She was not a pleasant person to be around

Visited January 2013
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Wakefield, LA
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Rosedown is spectacular!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The house and the gardens have been completely restored. It's like stepping back into history 200 years ago. In March, the azaleas are blooming. The fountains are great photo ops. Fabulous!

Visited March 2012
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Savannah
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Historic Plantation”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Wonderful tour, beautiful grounds. The gardens are amazing, even during the winter. The rour guide was patient and the house really is worth a trip to visit.

Visited December 2012
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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Well preserved Southern plantation house and gardens”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a very beautiful house and gardens. the tour guide was most knowledgeable and peppered her talk with many small tidbits of information.
The gardens held much promise - we could see all the camelia buds waiting to flower, and I could only imagine what the gardens woudl look like with all of these bushes in full bloom.
Well worth the visit.

Visited January 2013
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