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“Authentic French Creole Culture”
Through educational programs, workshops, lectures, festivals and other special events, Magnolia Mound's mission is to illustrate and interpret the lifestyle of the French Creoles who formed the fascinating culture which still influences the area. Located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, BREC's Magnolia Mound Plantation is a rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies. This venerable landmark is unique in southern Louisiana not simply because of its age, quality of restoration, or outstanding collections, but because it is still a vital part of the community. Through educational programs, workshops, lectures, festivals, and other special events, Magnolia Mound's mission is to illustrate and interpret the lifestyle of the French Creoles who formed the fascinating culture which still influences and pervades life in southern Louisiana. Of the 900 original land-grant acres, we retain 16 acres. The property includes: a historic museum house, an open-hearth kitchen, overseer's house, quarter house, crop garden pigeonnier and carriage house.”
For just $10 this is a great tour. Very personal tour with a super knowledgeable guide. I appreciated that our guide were a clear shield so we could understand her easily. The visitors center was... Read more
I had passed this place many times in the car, and finally got the chance to go last weekend. And I am so happy I did! It's a small place and won't take you more than an hour to get through the... Read more
I took the guided tour which is of the inside of the main house and the kitchen. The rest of the property is self-guided. I like that this is a state-run facility and more open to the perspective... Read more
Magnolia Mound Plantation
- Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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