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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

Getting Buggy at Kent House
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, May 04, 2013 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, May 04, 2013 12:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Description:

This free event is open to all ages with crafts, snacks and the chance to touch and play with all kinds of bugs and reptiles.  Hosted in conjunction with the Forestry Services Southern Research Station


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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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