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Kent Plantation House, Alexandria

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a great plantation setting for events such as weddings, reunions or just visiting during the Sugar Days event. My youngest daughter got married there 15 years ago as well as many of our friend...  read more »
  • Many new impressions from a strange time. Highly recommended for a little day trip. Because otherwise not very much the area has to offer visiting really worth
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  • Old Louisiana creole plantation (one of the earliest chronologically) unfortunately a large part of the buildings is originally from planting but reported to restore the field but we quickly forget all during the visit that the master's House is a real gem. The guide is nice, available, answering any question. We need to complete the manufacturing of sugar cane description as it was at the time on the plantation. Really more fun than on larger plantations.
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  • They have wonderful events: bug day, herb day, le tour de bayou, and storytelling. These are all great events for families!
  • Historic plantation. There's a lot to learn and experience.
  • Cool
  • Great place to visit.
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