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Kent Plantation House, Alexandria
(4.6/5 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Historical site which is well-maintained. The staff is informative and it is interesting to see a real plantation home with outbuildings and gardens. 
  • It's about an hour and a half tour, both of our tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable! We learned a lot and had a great time. Could still smell the lingering odor of food that had been cook...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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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!
  • 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.
  • Went to the Sugar Day festival. Enjoyed it!
  • Our tour guide was awesome.
  • Enjoyed touring the house.