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Welcome to Kent Plantation House



Kent House is a classic example of French colonial architecture. Standing on the original land grant from the King of Spain to Pierre Baillio II, it offers a glimpse of the French, Spanish and American cultures that have influenced Louisiana. All three flags fly over the entrance.

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

 

Upcoming Events

Le Tour de Bayou 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The date has been set for the 3rd Annual Le Tour de Bayou! Check our event...
Archaeology Day 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This FREE event is for grades 3rd and 4th and is open to any school group....
Fall Herb Day Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Herbs and Flowers will be for sale starting at 8am. (NO EARLY SALES) Arts ...
Tales Along the Bayou- Ghost Stories at Kent House
Friday, October 24, 2014
Hosted along with the Rapides Parish Library is a community favorite. ...

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Visitor Information

Admission prices:
  Adults - $10.00
  Seniors (65 and above) - $8.00
  Military, AAA Members - $8.00
  Children ages 6 through 12 -  $3
  Children under 6: Free

Group Tours Available
Guided tours only   
Open 9 am to 5 pm Monday - Saturday
Tours at 9, 10, & 11a.m. and 12, 1, 2, & 3p.m. 

3601 Bayou Rapides Road
Alexandria, Louisiana
Phone: 318-487-5998
Fax:  318-442-4154
Email   admin@kenthouse.org

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