Audubon State Historic Site is located in St. Francisville, Louisiana. On this site you will find information about up coming programs and events held at Audubon State Historic Site.
About the Park
Constructed in 1815, Oakley Plantation rests within the Audubon State Historic Site, a part of the Louisiana Office of State Parks in Historic St. Francisville, La. The park is located 20 minutes north of Baton Rouge off the Great Mississippi River Road, U.S. Hwy 61. Today 100 acres of the original Oakley Plantation, where artist naturalist John James Audubon stayed in the late summer of 1821 is open to the public. The site is open from 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday – Sunday. The site includes an interpretive center and guided tours are offered daily of Oakley House from 10 am to 4 pm on the hour. Visitors may tour on their own the gardens, slave cabins, barn and kitchen of the plantation. The park has a nature trail, a covered picnic pavilion seating 50, and an open picnic area seating over 100.
The park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am until 5 pm. The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Admission is $6.00 for Children ages 4 – 17, $8.00 for Seniors 62 and older, $10.00 for Adults 17 to 61, and free for children ages 3 and under. There is a Grounds fee of $5.00 per person that does not included the Oakley House. The park is located on La. Hwy 965, a short three miles from U.S. Hwy 61, and 5 miles south of the town of St. Francisville, La.