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“Wow ... this place is beautiful!”

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.
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“Wow ... this place is beautiful!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I wish I could just move in. This place is everything that you imagine when you hear "Plantation Living". The grounds/maze gardens are beautiful and well maintained. The house is so pretty and the amount of furniture/art from the house that is still there in the house is outstanding. If you are wanting to see a Plantation in Lousiana... this is the one to see.

Visited July 2013
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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“Beautiful old Southern plantation”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Wonderful tour of a gorgeous old Southern plantation. The grounds are especially beautiful, seeing the alley of old live oak trees.

Visited June 2013
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Fairview, Texas
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“Beautiful Garden!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Of all our tours of Planatations in Mississippi and Louisiana Rosedown has the most beautiful gardens. We arrived too late to tour the house, but the garden more than made it worth the stop.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“If it's gardens you're looking for...”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

At its height, Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, comprised about 3,455 acres, mostly planted in cotton, and required 450 slaves to produce it. Today, it's all about the beautiful gardens and original owner Martha Turnbull planned and cultivated. At one time, the gardens covered 28 acres and were one of the few privately maintained formal gardens in the United States. Her husband, Daniel Turnbull, was one of the richest men in America before the Civil War. The main house dates to 1834. Many of the furnishings are original. It is a compelling insight as to how life flourished in the antebellum era.

Visited June 2013
Thank Taylor B
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Collierville, Tennessee
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“Beautiful home and formal gardens”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Located about 40 minutes North of Baton Rouge, this is a lovely place to spend a couple of hours or more if weather permits. There is a guided tour of the house every hour and you can spend as much time as you like wandering through the garden. Summer is their slow time because of the heat but the morning we visited in early June was most pleasant with very few other visitors.

Visited June 2013
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