Nestled in a beautiful 100-acre state park, the three-story, Federal-style Oakley House is most noted for its famous ... More
Oakley House - Audubon State Historic Site
Nestled in a beautiful 100-acre state park, the three-story, Federal-style Oakley House is most noted for its famous resident, John James Audubon. After arriving in 1821, to tutor the owners of Oakley, Audubon painted more than 80 birds in his \"Birds of America\" series in this area. Oakley House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Reviews for Oakley House - Audubon State Historic Site: 4
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 3/30/06
We visited March 25th and the azaleas were beginning to bloom and the camellias still had some blooms. The grounds were beautiful; the lady banks rose was gorgeous and in bloom and people tell me it only blooms once a year so now is the time to go.
We walked the grounds for about an hour and wish that we had had more time to explore. We will definitely return to explore the grounds - maybe in the fall when the camellia sasanquas are in bloom. The camellia walk is near the house and shouldn't require much walking. The other camellias are a little further away.
If you want to visit Louisiana now is the time to come. The weather was perfect the 60s. We need your tourist dollars. We had a guest from Texas tonight and she couldn't believe the state of Jefferson parish we look like a trailer park.
The best tour in St. Francisville. Nothing is sugar-coated. This house is a State Park because Audobon worked here a short time as a tutor. However, this is a boon to the home, as it is preserved as it would've been when Audobon worked at it. Add to this outbuildings that are authentic--kitchens, stablery, barns, and slave cabins that show life as it really was, not as some want to believe it was--and you have the best tour of the lot.
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