We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Many Original Audubon Paintings on Site”
Review of Oakley Plantation

Oakley Plantation
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Enjoyed our visit to the Oakley. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Many steps to go up and down, but worth it. Admission is not free to seniors as was posted on some sites.
Slave cabins within easy short walk to main house. Would recommend to others visiting the area.

2  Thank Judith S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (95)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

61 - 65 of 95 reviews

Reviewed January 6, 2014

We are not on near the plantations of River Road but we want to see the house James Audobon lived during his working life. Audubon was hired as a tutor to come to the plantation and teach the young daughter Eliza and also to study the local birdlife.

The accommodation were not grand but the plantation has been restored and open to give a true slice of life in a working household. The ceilings are low, the floors uneven the furnishing true to the period. Our guide was clearly proud of the the rich history and loving restoration of this building. We could see the downstair dining rooms with the original fan to cool the dinners and keep the bugs off the food. Upstairs the sleeping porch had innovative shutters that shielded the room and channeled the air in.

The out building are simple and give a chance to stroll around the garden area. It is not a private foundation but a state park that is run with care and consideration. The museum on the grounds also gives some insight to the local history.

2  Thank NJTravellingfool
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 14, 2013

This historically fascinating example of a West Indies plantation home and grounds harkens back (in my opinion) to the pre-Industrial Age, a time when life in the heat of the South moved at a different pace than in the North. We took a leisurely tour through the home (yes, there are many stairs), then explored the grounds and outbuildings. Took lots of pictures. I didn't know about the Audubon connection to Oakley beforehand, but having seen this site, it is easy to imagine how inspired he could have been in this beautiful setting. We saw a number of plantations on our trip, and this was certainly among the very interesting and enjoyable properties we saw.

Thank KayTee9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 17, 2013

The grounds were beautiful. The tour operator was very informative. great example of West Indies plantation. We are doing tours of plantations today and this was our first one.
Very enjoyable and informative.

Thank saltypelican
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a park service property and is very well maintained. The tour guide is very knowledgable and is full of stories of the plantation owners, history of the house and the surrounding area. The house is three stories and you are able to tour each room. There are outbuildings that you may tour on your own. The museum has interesting exhibits and if you are interested in Audubon prints, the museum has quite a few. An 11-minute film of the history of the home is available, too. One of our favorite tours in the area.

Thank CoffeeMates
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Oakley Plantation also viewed

 

Been to Oakley Plantation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing