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Kent Plantation House, Alexandria

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Kent Plantation House is the oldest standing structure in Central Louisiana. Listed since 1971 in the National Register of Historic Places, Kent House is located in Alexandria in Rapides Parish. The plantation house is a representation of southern plantation life between 1795 and 1855. The main structure was erected in 1800 with the labor of people enslaved by Pierre Baillio. The bousillage Creole house and restored period outbuildings are now a showcase for tourists.
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  • This was worth the trip from natchitoches. The tour guides did an excellent job of explaining the details of the house, grounds and the families that lived there. I think they need to change their.....  more
    This was worth the trip from natchitoches. The tour guides did an excellent job of explaining the details of the house, grounds and the families that lived there. I think they need to change their.....  more »
  • We stumbled on this place while traveling through the state. The staff was amazing. The tour was awesome. We ended up staying for over two hours. The tour guides shared so many interesting facts... 
    We stumbled on this place while traveling through the state. The staff was amazing. The tour was awesome. We ended up staying for over two hours. The tour guides shared so many interesting facts...  more »
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  • Kent Plantation is a good place to stop in and get some brief (1.5 hours) history on a family plantation. Has a public restroom and gift shop. Though the gift shop is small, it does have a few items. There are several buildings on the property and not very far off the main drag. Like maybe a block or so. City has just grown up around it. My only complaint and it's not really even a complaint. The guide should brush up on her civil war history that effected the area at that time. There are some prominent battles that took place in the days before Alexandria burned. Would be intriguing to know how the house managed not to be touched but the other buildings burned.
  • The 2 ladies who did this tour were great. They were able to tell the story of the people who lived and the history of area that made you wanted to hear every word. Extremely interesting

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