The Night the War Stopped
June 13th, 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Visitors will experience the sights and sounds of St. Francisville in 1863 during the American Civil War. On this summer evening throughout Oakley House, costumed volunteers will be recreating scenes of the area during the war and a period dance hosted by “The Louisiana Vintage Dancers” where you can learn a reel or two. The program is free to all paying the park admission fee. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.
The Dead of Locust Grove Cemetery
June 20th, 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.
In the Footsteps of Audubon
June 27th, 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.