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 Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm . The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
Admission for the Oakley House Tour and Grounds is $8 for adults (age 18-61); $6 for senior citizens (age 62 and over), $4 for students (age 6-17), and free for children, (age 5 and under). Grounds-Only Admission is $4 per person (ages 6 and over) and free for children (age 5 and under).
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. The park can be contacted by mail at: Audubon State Historic Site, P.O. Box 546, St. Francisville, La. 70775. The parks phone number is 1-225-635-3739 or call toll free at 1-888-677-2838.