The Glorious 4th Celebration
July 4th, 10AM until 3PM
The birthday of the young nation inspired great celebration among early 19th-century Americans. They gathered to offer toasts to George Washington and other important figures of the day. And they held games or competitions, cannon firings, and picnics complete with Washington Cake .
On Saturday, Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site will celebrate the 4th of July in the exact same spirit. Visitors can take part in traditional toasts to George Washington and other famous American patriots, see a cannon fired, and take part in historic games and competitions. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739
In the Footsteps of Audubon
July 11th, 10 AM & 2 PM
Come to Audubon State Historic Site and follow the paths where John James Audubon once walked in 1821. An extended tour by the park Curator takes the guest through an audio visual on the history of the park, a presentation on the prints Audubon created while at Oakley Plantation, followed by a guided house and grounds tour. Please allow for 1 ½ hours.
The Dead of Locust Grove Cemetery
July 12th, 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM
Learn about the inhabitants of this historic cemetery through figures like Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor and short lived wife of Jefferson Davis, and Eleazar Ripley…Major General and Hero of the War of 1812. There will also be a short class on gravestone rendering. This program will be held at Locust Grove State Historic Site and both the program and site on this day are free of charge. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.
A Night in the Museum
July 18th & 19th, 4 PM until 10 AM Come see what happens after hours at the park. Activities include an introduction to dutch oven cooking, night nature hike and candlelight tour of Oakley, museum tour and colonial craft. Bring your own sleeping bags to spend the night in the museum. Preregistration is required and there is an additional fee charged of $50.00 . Youth under age 15 must be accompanied by parents. Class size is 12. Registration closes July 9th. For information, call 225-635-3739.
Becoming Jane Austen School for Young Ladies
July 31st, 9 AM until Noon
Step back into the early 19th century at Audubon State Historic Site and experience life for young ladies in 1821. Activities will include speaking with the fan, etiquette, a tea, sewing, spinning, weaving, and making bath salts that you can take home.The cost is $30 per person including entrance fee. Pre-registration is required. Limit to 10- 20, ages 8 and above. Registration closes July 22nd. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.