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.
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.
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
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
Visit www.brec.org for more information about visiting Magnolia Mound Plantation.