Magnolia Mound Plantation is located at 2161 Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge, LA. between Downtown Baton Rouge and the LSU Campus. Click here or the map for interactive driving directions.


Located on 14 acres of the original 900 that once made up Magnolia Mound, the plantation offers a unique opportunity to learn about a working plantation from the early 1800s.


Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

- Tours begin on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
- Admission is charged.


Contact Information

2161 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 343-4955



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 to 1820.

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.

Overseer's House: The overseer's house is original to the plantation, Ca. 1870, 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.

Quarter House: A double slave cabin, Ca. 1830, has one living quarter furnished appropriately to the period. The adjoining section contains an exhibit of slave life on a Louisiana plantation. The slave cabin was reconstructed from three slave cabins moved from Riverlake Plantation.

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

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

Carriage House: A collection of vintage tools, as well as a weaver's workshop that depicts plantation chores Ca. 1800 -1820 is on display.


Visitor's Center and Museum Shop: Purchase gifts and informative books and enjoy ongoing exhibits.

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