You don’t have to head out of Baton Rouge and down to River Road to see some of Louisiana’s historic plantations. Located just minutes from downtown, Magnolia Mound is a circa 1791 plantation featuring the vernacular architecture influenced by the French and West Indies settlers. Guided tours take visitors through the home and feature stops at the kitchen and other buildings (don’t miss the privy) on the property.
Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and open Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Tours are given on the hour
Guided tours are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 65 and older, $4 for children ages 3 to 17, and free for children younger than 3. Full-time college students, military, teachers and AAA members receive $8 admission with identification. Self-guided tours of grounds are $3 per person.