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2646 Hwy. 44, Great River Rd.,
Garyville, LA 70051

Property Description

Only 40-minutes from downtown Baton Rouge stands the most distinctive and authentically restored 'great house' in color and design in Louisiana with five hand painted mural ceilings, faux marble and bois wood graining, and includes one of the finest collections within the U.S. Built in 1856, by Edmond Marmillion in Old Louisiana Colonial-Steamboat Gothic Style, this National Landmark offers a museum store, 1830's Slave Cabin, and1840's one-room Schoolhouse nestled under 300 year old Live Oaks. Opened daily for tours with period dressed guides sharing the French and German heritage of the family, slaves and civil war. 'Best Historic Plantation Tour in Louisiana' says E. R. Troha.

Tours begin daily at 9:30 / last tour at 4:40. Tours begin every 20 minutes daily and one of our period dressed guides will captivate your attention through a 45 minute tour of all 14 rooms of the plantation + schoolhouse + slave cabins.


From New Orleans: Take I-10 West. Exit 206-.Belle Terre exit. At the end of Belle Terre turn right on to US 61-. About -7- miles on US 61- you will take left on Hwy. 637 (LA Machinery on the corner). Turn right on Hwy. 44, River Road and San Francisco Plantation is 3 miles down on the right. From Baton Rouge: Take Interstate 10 (East) to the Lutcher/Mississippi River Bridge exit #194. Turn right on Highway 641 (South). Follow Highway 641 (South), which will turn into Highway 3213. Exit to Hwy. 44 (River Road) before bridge. Turn left and travel 4 miles to San Francisco Plantation.

  • Plantation
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • AAA Discount
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Student Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
  • Concessions
  • Special Packages Available
General Information
  • Dates closed: 6 Major Holidays
  • Open Year-Round
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Travelers Checks
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages