Immerse yourself in the rich history and grandeur of the antebellum South by visiting the Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Located just 4 minutes away from The Hotel Francis, the Rosedown Plantation and Gardens encompass 374 acres of land showcasing the lifestyle of the antebellum South’s most affluent planters. As an official State Historic Site, the Rosedown Plantation’s history has been well documented and preserved, allowing for the immersive study and interpretation of the cultural traditions of slavery, the customs of the wealthy, and the scientific experiments in agricultures and horticulture of the time.
Originally built in the 1830s and owned by Daniel and Martha Barrow Turnbull, the plantation used to encompass a vast 3,455 acres which included agricultural land for cash crop, fields of fodder crops, pastureland for cattle, and stables for horses. Today, the working portions of the cotton plantation no longer exists, but visitors can still explore the Federal-Greek revival style great house and the expansive gardens.
Restored to its former beauty in the 1950s by Catherine Fondren Underwood, you can take a stroll along the same scenic garden paths that the Turnbulls once enjoyed and take a guided tour of the great house, still decorated with the luxurious furnishings the Turnbulls had selected from Europe and the Northeast. Learn more about the history and culture of plantation life in the 1800s at the Rosedown Plantaton in St. Francisville, Louisiana, an official National Listing of Historic Landmarks.
12501 LA-10, St Francisville, LA 70775, USA
Adults age 18-61: $12
Seniors age 62 and older: $10
Students age 4-17: $6
Children age 3 or younger: Free