Tel: (318) 487-5998 | Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Built circa 1796 prior to the Louisiana Purchase. The house was built by Pierre Baillio II, whose family came from France. Pierre's father was an officer at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The plantation house is one of the oldest standing structures in the state of Louisiana. Together with its outbuildings, it preserves the homestead of a successful Creole family typical of a Louisiana colonial era working plantation.
Kent Plantation House preserves, interprets, and promotes its historic site to educate the public about the history and culture of central Louisiana between 1795 and 1855.
Opening Reception Black History Month Art Exhibit
Friday, January 30th 4-6pm
Enjoy an interesting guided tour through the house itself.
The house, originally only six rooms, is typical of Louisiana colonial construction. It is raised off the ground on brick pillars to protect it from the flood waters of Bayou Rapides. All of the materials used to build the house came from the land: the clay used for the brick pillars, cypress for its sills and beams, and mud, Spanish moss and animal hair for its bousillage walls.
Standing on the original land grant from the King of Spain to Pierre Baillio II, Kent Plantation House offers a glimpse of the French, Spanish and American cultures that have influenced Louisiana. All three flags fly over the entrance.
We have many outbuildings located on the grounds of Kent Plantation House:The Milk House; Open Hearth Kitchen; Sugar Mill; Two examples of the hand-molded, sun-dried, brick-between- post slave cabins are located on the grounds as well as many more examples of a working plantation environment.
There are many outbuildings and sites of interest on the grounds.
Friday, March 6th 5-8pm
Spring Herb Day
Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Community Yard Sale
Saturday, March 14th 7am - 1pm
Kent Plantation House
Group Tours Available
Guided tours only
Open 9 am to 5 pm Monday - Saturday
Tours at 9, 10, & 11AM and 12, 1, 2, & 3PM
Adults - $10.00
Seniors (65 and above) - $8.00
Military, AAA Members - $8.00
Children ages 6 through 12 - $3
Children under 6 - Free
3601 Bayou Rapides Road