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Oakley Plantation

Saint Francisville, LA
+1 225-635-3739
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Well worth your time - A look into American plantation life with lovely grounds

We were lucky to see this as they were closing for a few months for some essential repairs. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
cjudge109
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Ireland
House under Lead Abatement

The Oakley House is closed for nine months to a year for lead abatement of the paint on the... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
C. C
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Saint Francisville, LA
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+1 225-635-3739
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were lucky to see this as they were closing for a few months for some essential repairs. It was a sunny day and we got there not long after it opened at 9:00am, the grounds are fantastic to walk about in, you might even...More

Thank cjudge109
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The Oakley House is closed for nine months to a year for lead abatement of the paint on the outside. If you were to get close enough to see it, all you would see was a white tarp. Call before you go to make sure...More

Thank C. C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

When touring St. Francisville you must stop in and take a tour of the Oakley Plantation. It is not too far from downtown St. Francisville and well worth your time. You can learn a little about Audubon's time in St. Francisville.

Thank kristen l
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The museum and tour are a wonderful introduction to plantation life in Antebellum Louisiana . Well worth a visit.

Thank Henry R
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Unique Caribbean-style plantation home built in 1801. Decorated to this period, so it lacks the opulence you see in a Rosedown or Nottoway Plantation mansion, but it's so interesting and lovely in it's own way. Loved the sleeping porch with it's breeze, the unique foot...More

Thank cynlynn
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We found this plantation very interesting as it is not ornate, but very practical in design. Tour was interesting, yet, our guide did not seem to welcome questions - she was knowledgeable, but maybe just having an 'off' day. We found the porch on the...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 31 January 2017

If you are expecting a "Gone With the Wind" type of plantation, then this is not it. If you want a historically accurate plantation then this is a must see! I do advise anyone who goes and sees it in the winter months to dress...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This was the first Plantation that I ever visited. The tour guide knew her history about the plantation.

Thank 61kay2017
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Visited as part of our travels to plantations in the area. Certainly do like the paintings of Audubon but you don't have to have an interest in him to visit. With so many plantations, this one had some other really different architectural features that we...More

Thank 3Thirstytravellers
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a different type of plantation. The home has been restored to what it was years ago....no fancy remakes or updated furniture. Very interesting stories of this location.

Thank Debbie099
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Paula E
Hours of operation?
15 July 2016|
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Response from Hortman55 | Reviewed this property |
9 am to 5 pm
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MargeBarnes_63
What is the cost and how long is the tour?
3 June 2015|
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Response from bloomquis0t | Reviewed this property |
It was $8. 62 and over are $6. The tour itself was about 40mins. You can explore the grounds and museum on your own.
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Vicki S
Location and directions
12 February 2015|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Address: 11788 Highway 965 St. Francisville, LA 70775 Directions: From Baton Rouge, it is just 30 minutes away. Follow US 61 north to LA 965, then turn right and follow the... More
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