Audubon State Historic Site, Saint Francisville

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Audubon State Historic Site is a state park property in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, between the towns of St. Francisville and Jackson. It is the location where noted ornithologist and artist John James Audubon spent the summer of 1821.

Visitors come to see Oakley Plantation house, where Audubon lived at the time, and the surrounding plantation grounds. A portion of the 100-acre (0.40 km2) site contains the forest which served as a setting for many of the 32 Birds of America paintings that Audubon created or began while at Oakley.
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  • This site is smaller and doesn't get the attention it deserves. The docents told fascinating stories about a young Audubon, before he became famous. I recommend a visit  more »
  • The house was really impressive with all the period pieces. I enjoyed the self guided tour giving plenty of time to explore. The museum had a lot of interesting exhibits for the plantation and...  more »
  • I'll be honest. My husband manages Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site. So I am basis. I also volunteer here as a open hearth cook,and I teach craft classes. The park is a beautifully wooded 100 acre park, with a 1 mile nature trail, picnic area and pavilion. The Plantation yard features two slave cabins, period to Oakley Plantations time period but not original to Oakley Plantation. The original kitchen building and barn. And of course Oakley House. I have been to many Plantation and this one has a lived in feeling, a welcoming feeling about it. Furthermore it is decorated in the federal style very reminiscent of what John James Audubon would have seen during his stay here in 1821. If you like old homes, Plantation, etc. You won't be disappointed in this one. They of course have a beautiful museum and gift shop to.
  • We absolutely loved this historic site! Wonderful tour. Neat museum + gift shop. Loved the original audobon paintings on display as well. Anyone who loves nature + art + history will appreciate it's beauty. The peacock and raccoons were just a bonus!

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