July 2015

Pending budget and staffing:

 

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

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. Children must be accompanied by parents. Class size is 12.  For information, call 225-635-3739.

Colonial Tea Tasting

Saturday July 25th, 2015, 1PM- 3 PM

Sample a sumptuous selection of carefully-chosen specialty teas from 1 PM until 3 PM at Audubon State Historic Site. For information, call 225-635-3739.

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