Kent Plantation House, Alexandria

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Kent House is a classic example of French colonial architecture. Standing on the original land grant from the King of Spain to Pierre Baillio II, it offers a glimpse of the French, Spanish and American cultures that have influenced Louisiana. All three flags fly over the entrance.

Built circa 1796 prior to the Louisiana Purchase. The house was built by Pierre Baillio II, whose family came from France. Pierre's father was an officer at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

The plantation house is one of the oldest standing structures in the state of Louisiana. Together with its outbuildings, it preserves the homestead of a successful Creole family typical of a Louisiana colonial era working plantation.
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  • When i looked this place up i was surprised where it was, surrounded by houses. I later found out that it had been moved there some years previous. I thought the tour very interesting and informative....  more »
  • This was my second tour of Kent House, the first being back around 1983. This trip was a ladies day out for my friend and me. Kent House is a rare find. It’s French-Creole style precedes the more fami...  more »
  • Amazing place. What a little gem, just off the beaten path. I was rushing and had to get a sadly short tour, but I highly recommend making time for the whole thing, I WISH I could've heard the whole story. So many interesting little bits to see and hear about. And they even still use the cooking quarters for meals! It was truly awesome, I would love to go back again. Would definitely recommend!
  • Nice area and staff were semi-knowledgeable of the plantation and the family that owned the plantation, I found it surprising that the tour guide continued to refer to the slaves "workers" or "the girls" when they were indeed slaves on a plantation. She referred to them as if they were indentured servants when that is totally different from slavery and being a slave. There were children on our tour to soak in knowledge and I would hate for them to think that slavery was just a 9 to 5 and that black slaves had the freedom to roam as if they could clock out and enjoy their families. Also children are allowed but not welcomed. They have precious items in the plantation that children will want to touch as they are curious children. It was decent to see, but would not return.

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