May 25th, 10 AM-4 PM
Celebrate spring at the Market Fair and colonial militia muster. See cannons roar, the militia drill or even try your hand drilling with them. Later in the evening visitors are invited to a dance as music fills the air. Purchase herb and flower plants and shop for the latest fashions in 19th century clothing, jewelry, potions and soaps. You may bob for apples, play graces or other lawn games. During the day visit the Blacksmith, have your fortune told, or visit the town doctor. Lemonade and other drinks provide a break from shopping and the other business of the Fair and Muster.
Jane Austen Day
August 31stth, 10 AM-4 PM
We cordially request the honor of your presence for a day and evening in the Age of Empires. A trip through the past begins as visitors experience the sights and sounds of the 1810 West Florida Rebellion at the home of the local Spanish Alcaulde at Oakley Plantation. Witness the drill of the Spanish soldiers or sign if you dare the declaration of West Florida independence. See cannons roar, the militia drill or even try your hand drilling with them. Witness period crafts being made costumed staff and volunteers. Later in the day visitors are invited to a dance in 1810 as music fills the air. Brush up on your etquette and language of the fan at an afternoon tea.
A Colonial Christmas
December 7th, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
The plantation comes to life during the Holidays as it shows off its seasonal decorations. Costumed guides accompany the visitor in a trip into the past through the candlelit Oakley House. See the glow of the blacksmith at work, take a taste of what’s cooking in the kitchen, or just enjoy the live period music. Included is our yearly Christmas dance and hot wassail. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.
The War of 1812 Living History Encampment “March to New Orleans”
February 15th-16th, 2013 10 AM until 4 PM
During the years of the nearly forgotten War of 1812 a foreign invader burned the White House, the United States invaded Canada, and the sounds of cannon fire and battle could be heard in the French Quarter of New Orleans. From 10 AM until 4 PM visitors will see the Age of Napoleon come to life though volunteers in reproduction uniforms and clothing of the War of 1812. Activities will include cannon firing drills, black powder musket drills, and camp life talks. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739