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St. Francisville, Louisiana
Plantation Country

A Treasure to Discover

photo: Afton Villa Gardens

A Treasure to Discover!
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Special Interest & Background

Calendar of Events

The West Feliciana Railroad - History


West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission
P.O. Box 1548
St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775
(225) 635-6330

In 1850, two-thirds of America's millionaires were planters on the Great River Road between Natchez and New Orleans. St. Francisville's grandest homes and gardens stand tribute to this great wealth.

You'll love the easygoing warmth and ambiance of this friendly, small town known today as "English Louisiana," reflecting the influence of the British settlers. Known for its scenic beauty and historical landmarks, St. Francisville has a wonderful choice of bed and breakfast accommodations, unsurpassed country drives, abundant native wildflowers, excellent birding, bicycling, interesting shops, and select dining.

To Begin Your Visit...

The Historical Museum is conveniently located on Ferdinand Street, where you will be oriented to the fascinating history of this early 19th-Century town by a specially created walking tour through its historic district. More than 140 structures in this district are included on the National Register of Historic Places.


Seven historic homes here are open to the public daily, and all are within a 15-minute drive from St. Francisville. Many others, now private residences, may be viewed from the road on driving or walking tours, or during the Audubon Pilgrimage held each year in March.


St. Francisville's hospitality offers a unique variety of overnight lodging. Several historic homes afford bed and breakfast in a charming antique setting. Other accommodations are available in either a first-class, full-service 101-unit motel in town or restful resort lodges in the nearby countryside. A stay of at least two days is recommended to see and do everything in the St. Francisville area.

Shops & Restaurants

During your walking tour or while just strolling on your own, quaint antique stores, gift shops and artists' galleries will beckon you. Dining is a special treat in the delightful small restaurants located in restored buildings.

Outdoor Recreation

Port Hudson Battlefield's museum and six miles of trails harken visitors back to 1863 when the Confederacy defiantly withstood Union troops for a record 48 days.

The Arnold Palmer championship golf course at The Bluffs on nearby Thompson Creek winds through some of the most spectacular scenery found in Louisiana. Visitors are always welcome!

The flora and fauna of the Tunica Hills are very unique to Louisiana. Some of the plants are so rare that the Nature Conservancy has purchased land in this area to ensure their preservation. Now the land they purchased has been turned into wildlife management areas and its first Natural Area Preserve. Because the area is so scenic and beautiful, it's a favorite of hikers, cyclists, birdwatchers, nature lovers, rockhounds, hunters, and honeymooners.

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