Tour an Historic St. Francisville Plantation

The extensive St. Francisville Plantation homes feature many influences from the Anglo Saxons, French Creole, and Spanish architecture. The 1700s through 1800s experienced an increase in plantation homes built by slave owners growing cotton and sugarcane among the expansive acres surrounding the plantations. Visiting the homes offers a step back in time with original furnishings, paintings, and other antiques.

Butler Greenwood Plantation
8345 US Highway 61
St. Francisville, LA 70775
(225) 635-6312

The Butler Greenwood Plantation offers tours and views of treasures and family heirlooms while staying in a St. Francisville Inn. The displays by the original family began the plantation in the 1700s. The Butler Greenwood Plantation features many more furnishings and collections than any other plantation in the area. The area surrounding the house offers live oaks draped in Spanish moss. The gardens feature blooming azaleas and camellias. Tour through the antebellum home viewing the Old Kitchen with Spanish-influenced architecture style. The tours, led by a member of the family, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of admission is $5 per person.

Catalpa Plantation
9508 US Hwy. 61
St. Francisville, LA 70775
(222) 635-3372

Catalpa Plantation features Victorian accents along the cottage surrounded by extensive gardens that were destroyed during the Civil War. The house offers tours featuring many original paintings and silver on display. The furnishings include the false marbled mantles that, according to the local government, are cast-iron with a marble treatment. Visitors can view the slave cabin, while staying in a St. Francisville Bed and Breakfast, which once housed the slaves working for the family of the antebellum plantation. The surrounding oaks and gardens stand out on the beautiful grounds surrounding the house. The Catalpa opens daily from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cottage Plantation
10528 Cottage Lane
St. Francisville, LA 70775
(225) 635-3674

The Cottage Plantation features the original completion as it did during the days when it started in the 1700s for St. Francisville plantation homes. The additions include an old school house, milk house, barn, slave houses, and many more buildings. The house still contains many original furnishings. The plantation features original glassware, pottery, ceramics and oil paintings from the original owners. Step back in history and tour through the large plantation home viewing the antiques and quarters housed by the family and slaves. The Cottage Plantation opens daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Greenwood Plantation
6838 Highland Road
St. Francisville, LA 70775
(225) 655-4475

Tour through one of the most elaborate plantation homes in Louisiana for St. Francisville plantation homes; built in the 1800s by William Ruffin Barrow, according to the Greenwood Plantation. The old cotton and sugarcane plantation once housed slaves within the 300 acres surrounding the plantation. The plantation is a remarkable sight with the columns around the expansive porch, featured in many movies filmed on location. Visitors can tour through the grounds or home and gardens throughout the year. The Greenwood Plantation opens throughout March through October at 9 am to 5 pm and November through February from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for the grounds only is $3 and home and gardens combined is $8.

Oakley Plantation House
State Hwy 965
St. Francisville, LA 70775
(225) 635-3739

The Oakley Plantation House, located within the Audubon Memorial State Park, built in the 1700s to 1800s by Ruffin Gray depicted its delightful magnolia trees and nature throughout John James Audubon's writings. The full front veranda features the work characterized by the typical Anglo and French Creole houses, according to Louisiana State University, along with elongated rooms and chimneys. The Oakley Plantation opens daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.