Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, Saint Francisville

Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Constructed in 1801, Oakley Plantation rests within the Audubon State Historic Site, a part of the Louisiana Office of State Parks in Historic St. Francisville, La. The park is located 20 minutes north of Baton Rouge off the Great Mississippi River Road, U.S. Hwy 61. Today 100 acres of the original Oakley Plantation, where artist naturalist John James Audubon stayed in the late summer of 1821 is open to the public.

The site is open from 9am to 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday. The site includes an interpretive center and guided tours are offered daily of Oakley House from 10 am to 4 pm on the hour. Visitors may tour on their own the gardens, slave cabins, barn and kitchen of the plantation. The park has a nature trail, a covered picnic pavilion seating 50, and an open picnic area seating over 100.

Admission is $4.00 for ages 13-61, free for seniors 62 and older, and free for children ages 12 and under.
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  • Covid 2020 trip Self guided tour of the home because of Covid 19. Tour guide stationed at the door to answer any questions we had after we walked through. Actually enjoyed walking through by...  more »
  • We visited the Oakley on a quick getaway from The city and covid 19 worries. Very peaceful and interesting home. We were able to take Tour on our own which was very nice. Did at our own pace. The...  more »
  • Great place to bring the kids and learn about the past.
  • Much more historically significant than Rosedown.

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