Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, Saint Francisville

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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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  • Have seen pictures of this place for years and knew some of the history with Audubon. Great example of pre opulence of southern plantations. 
    Have seen pictures of this place for years and knew some of the history with Audubon. Great example of pre opulence of southern plantations.  more »
  • When visiting historic St. Francisville, Louisiana, one of the first things that strikes you is the architectural differences between Oakley, Greenwood, Butler-Greenwood and Myrtles Plantation... 
    When visiting historic St. Francisville, Louisiana, one of the first things that strikes you is the architectural differences between Oakley, Greenwood, Butler-Greenwood and Myrtles Plantation...  more »
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed the tour! There were only 2 of us on it and our guide welcomed questions and comments. It soon became clear that he has in depth knowledge (well beyond the tour), has traveled extensively and loves history! The house is incredible but it our guide made it extraordinary!
  • Enjoyed the tour of the home and learned so much about Audubon’s work and time in Louisiana. The grounds were lovely in their natural state. Very educational as well. Wonderful couple of hours.

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