Located in the state’s capitol, BREC's Magnolia Mound Plantation (MMP) is a rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies. This venerable landmark is unique in southern Louisiana not simply because of its age, quality of restoration or outstanding collections, but because it is still a vital part of the community. Through educational programs, workshops, lectures, festivals and other special events, MMP’s mission is to illustrate and interpret the lifestyle of the French Creoles who formed the fascinating culture, which still influences and pervades life in southern Louisiana. MMP holds daily tours of the plantation home and outbuildings. Educational exhibits are displayed quarterly. A number of special events are held throughout the year, including a French Creole Christmas Candlelight Tour and Black History Month. The plantation also hosts an historical society and occasional workshops and demonstrations on arts and crafts such as quilting, black powder muskets, lace tatting, and open-hearth cooking.Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Baton Rouge fast, fun, and easy.
Magnolia Mound Plantation Reviews
But it was a hot day, so I couldn't walk around. The place is a gem chock full of history, with story telling galore by great tour guides. A nice little place to visit! more »
This plantation was positioned on a mound inside the levee area of the mighty Mississippi River. just outside the downtown area of Baton Rouge The plantation went through the ownership of half a dozen... more »
It was nice and our guide was very knowledgeable. But my only complaint is the vegetable garden was horrible not maintained at all, but other than than it's a nice place to occupy a couple of hours.
I was a docent for this property for more than a year. I loved that it was a colonial house with the beautiful cove ceiling in the living area. A beautiful open property, with a wonderful collection of out buildings. Great kitchen docents, who churned out great food, and maintained the exceptional kitchen and medicinal garden. I was truly horrified to discover that this property has lost all it's colonial flavor and style. The fences everywhere have chopped up the property and the overhead street light is certainly not period! Painting the interior woodwork brown is also not period!! I am truly broken-hearted to see these ill-conceived changes. I am also quite sure the Duplantiers are rolling over in their graves! So very disappointed! I understand the need for change, but this is one of the few true colonial/federal homes in the area, and state. Sad, very very sad! Times may change, but history does not! These changes have done a major disservice to this property! As a docent at Magnolia Mound, and a life-long Louisiana history aficionado, it pains me to no end to see this decline.
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