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Plantations, Tours
Opened to Public for Tours

These plantation homes are open to the public for tours year-round. Be sure to check times and dates as some vary with the season.


Butler Greenwood Plantation
This early plantation remains in the same family which established it in the 1790's; the children in the house today are the eighth generation. The antebellum home, a raised English cottage with Victorian embellishments added in the 1850's, is filled with priceless antiques, oil portraits, and the area's finest original Victorian formal parlor, its 12-piece rosewood set still in the original upholstery. Surrounding the home are 19th-century gardens and a grove of moss-draped live oaks planted in 1799. House tours daily 9 to 5, Sunday 1 to 5. Admission fee charged.   225-635-6312

The Cottage Plantation
Area's most complete plantation complex, circa 1795 on 400 acres. Large number of original dependencies give visitors a feel for how the early plantation communities really operated. Just 5 miles north of St. Francisville, La. - one mile off US Hwy 61 down Cottage Lane.
Open for tours daily.    225-635-3674

greenwood Greenwood Plantation
Greenwood Plantation was built in 1830 by William Ruffin Barrow in Greek Revival style architecture with 28 columns surrounding the house. It was considered the South's finest example of classic colonial. The original house burned and has since been rebuilt, standing today substantially as it did over a century ago. Guided tours daily. Admission fee.

Myrtles The Myrtles Plantation
This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as "One of America's Most Haunted Homes".
We invite you to step into the past for a guided tour of antebellum splendor. You will see fine examples of open pierced feizework, faux-bois and hand-painted stained glass. See a 350-pound Bacarrat crystal chandelier and beautiful Carrara marble mantles. This home filled with mystery and intrigue. Tours are offered daily from 9am until 5pm excepting major holidays.

Oakley House Oakley House at Audubon State Historic Site
John J. Audubon came to Oakley in 1821 to tutor young plantation mistress Eliza Pirrie, and it was the home of her daughter Isabelle Matthews during the hard years of the Civil War and Reconstruction. When the last of this family died in 1946, the State of Louisiana bought and restored the house, now the centerpiece of Audubon State Historic Site. Tours daily. Admission fee.

rosedown Rosedown Plantation
Located on La. Hwy 10 just east of the intersection of La. Hwy 10 and US Hwy 61. Tour antebellum home, avenue of oaks and extensive gardens. Being reclaimed by the state as a historic site.

 

 

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