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
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 includes an interpretive center. Guided tours are offered daily of Oakley House on the hour, of the plantation “Big House”. 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. Monthly programs bring to life different aspects of the sites rich cultural and natural past.
The park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am until 5 pm. The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Oakley House was reopened to the public on Dec. 2nd of 2017 after extensive lead abatement and repainting of Oakley House. Fees are as follows: Grounds fee: $5.00 for 6 and up, Grounds & House for Adults $10.00 for 17 to 61, Seniors $8.00 for 61 and up and Children 6 – 17 $6.00. 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.