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.
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