Rosedown Plantation is located near St. Francisville in Louisiana. On our way back from Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach to Houston, we decided to stop at the Rosedown plantation in historic St.Franscisville. This plantation tour definitely took us back in time.
There are very few places left that capture the real image of the “Old South “and Rosedown planation is one of them. Rosedown is known to both lovers of history and lovers of scenic beauty for its magnificent gardens and stunning avenue of live oaks.
We have visited quite a few plantation and antebellum style homes, but I was most excited to visit the Rosedown plantation in Louisiana. The plantation survived the civil war and has been beautifully restored. Upon arriving, I was completely awestruck by the beautiful lane of canopy oaks leading to the house.
We took a tour of the big house and learned about the history of the plantation as well as the families that once ran the estate, including the slaves. The main plantation house construction began in 1834 and the owners Daniel and Martha Barrow Turnbull named it Rosedown after a play they enjoyed on their honeymoon.
The gardens at Rosedown plantation are a masterpiece of landscape architecture and cover 28 acres that feature fountains, winding paths, summer houses, statuary and a stunning array of ornamental plants and flowers. The gardens at Rosedown were one of the largest private formal gardens of the 19th century.
I’d seen plenty of photos of Rosedown plantation, but it was even more grand in person. In the photos, I am wearing KINSLEY FLORAL WRAP MAXI ROMPER from Francesca's.
The SEQUIN COLOR BLOCK FLOPPY HAT is from Charming Charlie.
Tour Info: The plantation tour offer its visitors a unique glimpse into the past of this spectacular mansion. The duration of the tour is about an hour.
Location: Rosedown Plantation, now owned by the State of Louisiana, is located at 12501 La. Hwy. 10 in West Feliciana Parish.
Tour Hours: It is open 9:00am to 5:00pm daily; closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Guided tours of the main house are provided on the hour from 10:00am to 4:00pm. There is a fee for admission. For more updated information, please CLICK HERE