Audubon State Historic Site

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Audubon State Historic Site

Louisiana

(225) 635-3739

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Overview

The Audubon State Historic Site is a 100-acre woodland site that includes the 1806 Oakley Plantation House. John James Audubon, naturalist, lived in the home for 4 months while working on "Birds of America." A collection of first editions of his print is displayed. Formal and kitchen gardens, two slave cabins, and nature trails are on the grounds. Throughout the 100-acre of these peaceful environs forest, this lush natural setting with a variety of birds singing, still inspires visitors and it is easy to imagine the artist filling.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Guided tours are offered daily. Tours at Audubon SHS begin in the museum, where the history of the site is told through exhibits and an audio-visual presentation. Groups are asked to call in advance.

Map of Audubon (LA)

Latitude, Longitude: 30.799359, -91.307330

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Activities

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Hiking

    Trails at Audubon State Historic Site:

    Cardinal Trail -- 1/2 mile Mason Trail -- 1/4 mile

  • Historic Sites

    Guided tours are offered daily. Tours at Audubon SHS begin in the museum, where the history of the site is told through exhibits and an audio-visual presentation.

  • Picnicking

    Please contact park services for more information.

Directions

Driving

From Baton Rouge, it is just 30 minutes away. Follow US 61 north to LA 965, then turn right and follow the signs.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(225) 635-3739

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