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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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  • Touring plantation houses though representing a solemn time of our past are enlightening. The finger prints on the bricks, the marks on the hand crafted wood, .. reminds us of the talent and a lasting...  more »
  • While in Alexandria we decided to check out Kent Plantation House. We visited on a Monday and had a very nice tour of the house and grounds and we're able to ask lots of questions without feeling rush...  more »
  • A few old building were interesting but not a lot to see. It is worth a side trip to walk around and check it and you can do in less than an hour. What they do have is interesting and educational. It ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very delightful experience and lots of fun facts about the history of the plantation and surrounding area and occupants
  • Very nice example of very early plantation and out buildings.
  • A lot of history in this beautiful old plantation. I especially like the Herb Days, held twice a year on the grounds. Open year round for tours by knowledgeable guides.
  • Well preserved 1800 plantation house. The tour guides were great and we learned alot.