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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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  • Beautiful place. Lovely garden - tasty too! You can feel the affection the locals hold for this jewel! Too bad they must fight so hard for state funding. Invaluable tool for students and tourists. Don...  more »
  • My wife and I have visited most of the celebrated plantation houses in the Old South, from Nottoway to Oak Alley to Destrehan to Monmouth to Stanton Hall to Gaineswood to Madewood, but we've never exp...  more »
  • Wife and I went for one of their many special "days". Herb Day or whatever, they have several throughout the year. Sugar days spring planting day Etc. Beautiful plantation house and grounds with out b...  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.