Kent Plantation House

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.

Open-hearth cooking and other special celebrations such as Black History Month events, Spring Herb Day on the first Saturday in April, Bug Day on the first Saturday in June, Le Tour de Bayou bicycle ride on the third Saturday in September, Fall Herb Day on the first Saturday in October and our Sugar Day Festival on the second Saturday in November are just a few of our signature events.

Guided tours are offered four times daily, Monday-Saturday, at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Admission: Adults $12.00; Military/Seniors $10.00; Children 6-12 $4.00; Under 6; FREE

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