Kent Plantation House State Historic Site, Alexandria

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Kent House is a classic example of French colonial architecture. Standing on the original land grant from the King of Spain to Pierre Baillio II, it offers a glimpse of the French, Spanish and American cultures that have influenced Louisiana. All three flags fly over the entrance.

Built circa 1796 prior to the Louisiana Purchase. The house was built by Pierre Baillio II, whose family came from France. Pierre's father was an officer at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

The plantation house is one of the oldest standing structures in the state of Louisiana. Together with its outbuildings, it preserves the homestead of a successful Creole family typical of a Louisiana colonial era working plantation.
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  • Enjoyed a great tour by very knowledgeable guides. The house itself is very interesting and the grounds are beautiful and well maintained. We enjoyed a great lesson on sugar making. Great insight was ...  more »
  • The property itself was very interesting to see. The guide, Ann, was very patient in explaining & looking after her guests. It was a very hot day & she was wearing a long dress. But, I never felt like...  more »
  • The history of this place was pretty amazing. The lady's giving the tour took their time explaining each building's to us . It was probably the highlight of our trip.  more »
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  • This tour was fascinating! The young lady who took us on the tour through the house was amazing. I cannot remember her name, young lady with glasses. She definitely made the tour. All the details she told us,and how upbeat she was. Beautiful home and grounds.
  • Great tour of the house! Even my 5 year old was captured audience.
  • We toured in 2016. I was impressed with the history behind this plantation. The original owner built his house and grew sugar cane, first under Spanish rule, then French rule, and finally, under US rule. This only plantation I know of that is open that is so old. The house and other buildings are in great shape, and made from Cypress.
  • Tour guides were nice and gave us information about this rich cultural experience.
  • Very delightful experience and lots of fun facts about the history of the plantation and surrounding area and occupants

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