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Magnolia Mound Plantation is located at 2161 Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge, LA. Between downtown Baton Rouge and the LSU campus. See map.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tours begin on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Admission is charged.

Guided tours:
Adults: $10
Senior (Ages 65 and older): $8
Students (Ages 18-22): $8
Children (Ages 3-17): $4
Children (Ages under 3): free with family

Self-guided tours of the ground
$3 per person (Age 3 and older)

Contact Information: (225) 343-4955 or Craig.Rowley@brec.org

Places to explore during your visit to the site include:

Historic House Museum: The museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features appropriate furnishings for a Federal era Louisiana Plantation, 1800 to1830.

Open-Hearth Kitchen: The reconstructed separate outdoor kitchen is authentically furnished with vintage utensils such as spider pots, sugar nippers, waffle iron, olla jar and reflector ovens. The Museum’s cooking demonstrations, by volunteer docents, takes place from October through May usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Kitchen Garden: The kitchen garden is planted with vegetables, fruit and herbs that were grown in the 1800s and used in cooking demonstrations in the kitchen.

Quarter House: A double-slave cabin, Ca. 1830, has living quarters furnished appropriately to the period. The slave cabin was reconstructed from three slave cabins moved from Riverlake Plantation.

Pigeonnier: The pigeonnier, c. 1825, is a small structure to house squab and various game birds. This pigeonnier is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Privy: a rare three-seat privy from Rosebank plantation, West Feliciana Parish ca. 1850.

Manager’s House: The manager’s house is original to the plantation, c. 1871, and was home to the man who was responsible for the success or failure of the plantation's various operations. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Turner Family Visitor Center and Museum Shop: Purchase gifts and informative books in this contemporary structure that opened in 2016.