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San Francisco Plantation, Garyville

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • I toured beautiful and unique San Francisco Plantation on July 25th with a friend. We drove down from Natchez. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the experience. Our tour guide was Ruby. She was... 
    I toured beautiful and unique San Francisco Plantation on July 25th with a friend. We drove down from Natchez. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the experience. Our tour guide was Ruby. She was...  more »
  • A fun addition to any day trip! I visited San Francisco as a part of a larger tour of multiple plantations, and I enjoyed this one. The architecture of the house is to die for, and our guide was... 
    A fun addition to any day trip! I visited San Francisco as a part of a larger tour of multiple plantations, and I enjoyed this one. The architecture of the house is to die for, and our guide was...  more »
  • The house and grounds are beautiful. The cost of the plantation is $10 per person. I would try make this a day trip because the pricing is a little high. The ladies working there were very rude. I... 
    The house and grounds are beautiful. The cost of the plantation is $10 per person. I would try make this a day trip because the pricing is a little high. The ladies working there were very rude. I...  more »
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  • A very different house but so pretty! Ruby did a great job giving the tour, and was very informative. You can't take pictures inside but definitely worth seeing. Highly recommend.
  • Great historic plantation with unique architecture and decor. It's a shame that the Marthon Oil Company is closing it down and selling its contents. The house should be kept open and run by someone who respects our history more than an oil company that is only interested in profile while polluting our state.
  • I wanted to like this plantation more. In my opinion, I wouldn’t recommend this plantation unless they have been to some of the others first. First, the plantation itself is gorgeous. The inside has some unique aspects to it that make it very cool to see! The blue is very eye-catching on the outside. Unfortunately, the house is right on the street so getting a pic of the front is just about impossible without going around the fence and crossing the street. Back of the house pics are nice, though. I felt the need to dock two stars for the tour. First, it’s only if the big house and not anything about the slavery area. Second, our tour guide was dressed in sweats, a hoodie, and flip-flops with socks. I thought they were a freshman in college who just showed up to class late. I don’t think guides need to dress to the period as some plantations do, but just casual dress would make a world of difference in professionalism. Lastly, far too many people were on our tour. Many of the times, people had to stand in other rooms because not everyone could fit where the tour guide was. Small things like this make a massive difference in the quality of the experience! Overall, still a good experience. Not as good as others I’ve had, and I wouldn’t recommend this to folks who are looking to go to their first plantation, but it was still an enjoyable experience that could easily have been a great experience.
  • Excellent tour by Chelsea! Visited this place since it was an option on the GO City pass. It's a unique plantation that's quite different from the others in the area. Not much focus on the slavery part, mostly just the history of the actual house and its inhabitants. Interesting nonetheless, and definitely recommend it if you're in NOLA.
  • San Francisco is a gorgeous plantation RIGHT ON River Road, as in you round a corner and its right there, not down a tree lined path or anything. Apparently it was much farther from the river many years ago, but after the levees were built, the path of the river changed and now flows much closer. You enter the property through a beautiful greenery archway where the kitchen used to be, into a gorgeous garden with glorious trees, a gazebo, then pass the back of the house to arrive at a seperate small house, the gift shop, to purchase tickets. Then you will walk back to the house to begin a 1.25 hour tour. The house has many rooms that you can walk through and look at, and many unique gadgets that the owner procured such as the cistern for water, a shower that was hooked up to their running water system (a big deal back then) and wine racks, etc. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take pictures and I'm SO bummed about that because I have already forgotten half of what I saw as I left there and went to other plantations and they all run together, and the way I remember is through my pictures. So... thats a pretty big deal for me. I might not even have gone if I had seen that rule. All in all, a lovely tour guide, beautiful house, great colors, but a lot of stuff on the inside that Im afraid i will unfortunately forget.

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