Visit Audubon State Historic Site and bring your school group into Louisiana’s past. Each year thousands of school children walk through guided tours of Oakley House, the one time residence of the artist naturalist John James Audubon. During the tour they learn not just about Audubon, but also about the lives of the people both enslaved and free on a plantation in the early 1800’s.
Thousands more experience history hands on in a number of special programs held during the week throughout the year. In addition Louisiana’s natural side can be explored through hands on or self guided activities.
The park includes Historic Oakley Plantation House built during Louisiana’s Colonial Period. In addition there are slave cabins, kitchens, and barn to tour. A museum includes both an audio-visual presentation on the site along with a collection of items from the plantation. Nature trails take you on a trip into Louisiana’s wild side. A picnic pavilion along with a large shaded picnic area and modern restrooms are located conveniently nearby.
The city of St. Francisville is located 5 miles away from the park. The city includes many sights for your group to see including museums and historic houses. Fast food restaurant chains may be found there as well.
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Frequently asked questions:
Q: Are there any fees?
A: All activities and tours are free to any preregistered school group including home schools.
Q: Do I need to book early?
A: Booking early is always a good idea in order to get the date and time you want. In addition our larger school day programs may be filled if you wait.
Q: What information do I need to book a group?
A: To book you will be asked the number in your group, the name of the group, the age or grade, a time and date, and lastly a contact name and number.
Q: Is there a limit on size of the group?
A: Usually there is no limit on size though we do request at least 10 students as a minimum. Home schools usually book several families together for such occasions. We do require chaperones for each group and those are free as well.
There are several options to book your group:
a) Call the park at 225-635-3739 or 1-888-677-2838 from 9-5 daily.
b) Mail the park at Audubon State Historic Site, P.O. Box 546, St. Francisville, La. 70775.
c) E-mail the park at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow two weeks for any reservation.