Audubon State Historic Site

Audubon State Historic Site


Location:Off LA 965 near Saint Francisville, in West Feliciana Parish (25 minutes north of Baton Rouge).
Facilities:Museum/historic home, formal gardens, exhibits, restrooms, picnic area, group pavilion, nature trails, visitor center.
Activities:Guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:A 100-acre natural forest surrounds the nearly 200-year-old Oakley House where John James Audubon was hired in 1821 to teach drawing to Miss Eliza Pirrie, daughter of the plantation owners. Although the naturalist and painter spent only four months at Oakley, it was here that he began or completed 32 paintings featured in his <i>Birds of America</i> collection.
Address:11788 Louisiana Hwy 965
Saint Francisville, LA 70775

Phone:225-635-3739
Fax:225-784-0578
Phone:888-677-2838
Web: www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iaudubon.aspx
Size: 100 acres.

See other parks in Louisiana.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Very similar machines are on display at the Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, Tennessee, and the Audubon State Historic Site in Louisiana; co-author Bill Friday also owns one.
The Audubon State Historic Site at Francisville, Louisiana, and the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans each have one on display.
Francisville; indeed, "Oakley House is now more widely known not for the Pirries, but as Louisiana's Audubon State Historic Site" (Heitman 5).