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
To Begin Your
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.
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
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.