Side Trips from New Orleans Sights

Rosedown Plantation and Gardens

  • 12501 Hwy. 10 Map It
  • St. Francisville
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

The opulent, beautifully restored house at Rosedown dates from 1835. The original owners, Martha and Daniel Turnbull, spent their honeymoon in Europe; Mrs. Turnbull fell in love with the gardens she saw there and had the land at Rosedown laid out even as the house was under construction. She spent the rest of her life lovingly maintaining some 28 acres of exquisite formal gardens. The State of Louisiana owns Rosedown, and the beauty of the restored manor, including the furniture (90% of which is original), can be appreciated on a thorough hour-long tour led by park rangers. Be sure to allow ample time for roaming the grounds after the tour.

Sight Information


12501 Hwy. 10, off U.S. 61, St. Francisville, Louisiana, 70775, USA

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225-635–3332; 888-376–1867

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Daily 9–5

Published 07/24/2015


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