Historic Structures

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Plantations in West Feliciana Parish that are private / some open for Audubon Pilgrimage.
Historic Structures located in the Historic District of St. Francisville, Louisiana
Historic Structures found throughout the Country Side of West Feliciana Parish


Plantations, Tours
Opened to Public for Tours

These plantation homes are open for tours to the public year-round. Be sure to check times and dates as some vary with the season.


Butler Greenwood Plantation
This early plantation remains in the same family which established it in the 1790's. The antebellum home, a raised English cottage with Victorian embellishments added in the 1850's, is filled with priceless antiques, oil portraits, and the area's finest original Victorian formal parlor, its 12-piece rosewood set still in the original upholstery. Surrounding the home are 19th-century gardens and a grove of moss-draped live oaks planted in 1799. Bed & Breakfast accommodations are provided in private cottages with plenty of historic charm scattered across the extensive grounds. House tours daily 9 to 5, Sunday 1 to 5. Admission fee.

225-635-6312

Catalpa Plantation
William Fort came to Spanish Feliciana in the very early 1800's to establish a thriving sugar and cotton plantation. The strong sense of continuity and reverence for the past is unequaled anywhere, and today it is one of the only two homes in the area open for touring that is still owned and lived in by the descendants of the original family. It is shown, not as a museum, but as a home that is lived, used, and loved. Fine portraits, exceptional antiques, and beautiful old china, porcelain, and silver are original to either Catalpa or Rosedown Plantation (home of the owner's grandmother.)
Enjoy a very personal tour through this gracious home filled with the treasures of five generations.
5 miles north of St. Francisville * Hwy. 61 *** Regular tour hours 1pm - 4pm, closed Dec. & Jan. except by appointment.


225-635-3372
Cottage Plantation
Area's most complete plantation home, circa 1795 on 400 acres. Just 5 miles north of St. Francisville, La.
Open for tours daily. Bed & Breakfast for overnight accommodations.
    Link to history page on The Cottage Plantation


225-635-3674
greenwood Greenwood Plantation
Greenwood Plantation was built in 1830 by William Ruffin Barrow in Greek Revival style architecture with 28 columns surrounding the house. It is considered the South's finest example of classic colonial. The original house burned and has since been restored and it now stands substantially as it did over a century ago. Guided tours daily. Admission fee.
Photo by PatW Myrtles Plantation
The Myrtles Plantation invites you to step into the past for a guided tour of antebellum splendor. You will see fine antiques and architectural treasures. Guided tours daily - 9:00am to 5:00pm. Admission fee.
Oakley House Oakley House at Audubon State Park
Where John J. Audubon came to Oakley in 1821 to tutor Eliza Pirrie, and it was the home of her daughter Isabelle Matthews during the hard years of the Civil War and Reconstruction. When the last of this family died in 1946, the State of Louisiana bought and restored the house, now the centerpiece of Audubon Historic Site. Tours daily. Admission fee.
History
rosedown Rosedown Plantation
Located on La. Hwy 10 just east of the intersection of La. Hwy 10 and US Hwy 61. Tour antebellum home, avenue of oaks and extensive gardens.
Link to history page on Rosedown & Gardens
 

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