Kent Plantation House

Kent Plantation House, Alexandria: Hours, Address, Kent Plantation House Reviews: 4.5/5

Kent Plantation House
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Kent House is an authentic Creole plantation house built circa 1796 prior to the Louisiana Purchase. Tours of the house and outbuildings are available Monday through Saturday beginning at 9am, 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. We often have a variety of events on Saturdays, so check our upcoming events calendar if you are looking for things to do here in Central Louisiana.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Munjo
Angola, NY2,526 contributions
Exceptional place to viait
Mar 2021 • Family
My daughter (living in Woodworth) Suggested we visit the Kent house when I flew down from New York to visit. We had an exceptionally fine experience largely due to the wonderful docent named Sandy. She was a wealth of knowledge and enthusiastic in describing the property in the history. It made the tour all the more special. This is a unexpectedly fine historic property seemingly in the heart of Alexandria. You would never have expected to find it surrounded by modern development.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Ask for Sandy, the southern belle❤️
Written 24 March 2021
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MonroeLouisiana
Monroe146 contributions
Interesting Tour
Nov 2020
We enjoyed the tour so much of the main house and outbuildings. It took about 1 1/2 hours, and the guides are very knowledgeable.
Written 17 November 2020
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superRD7
8 contributions
Best place
Nov 2018 • Friends
Kent House is a good plantation to visit for educational visits. They offer tours and have weekend events. If you can catch it on an Herb Day or Sugar Day, that’s the best time, in my opinion. Great history and cultural experience.
Written 14 June 2019
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mgalliano
Houma, LA49 contributions
Great visit!
Jun 2019 • Family
We were in the area for LBA honor band, and decided to take a tour to kill some time.
The three of us arrived about 1:40 and were taken on a private tour right away. One lady took us through the inside of the plantation home and another did the grounds and outer buildings. Both were very knowledgeable about the property's history and life on the plantation. Even my 12 year old found the tour interesting. Great tour and piece of Louisiana history.
Written 6 June 2019
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Denny G
Cincinnati, OH584 contributions
Great guides
Apr 2019 • Friends
The multiple buildings show a full range of operations on the plantation. I was there with a large group that was divided for the tour which was accelerated to accommodate our schedule. Even so, our guide (Sheila) provided tons of information which she quickly expanded on when asked. While I can only personally report on one of the guides, I heard similar opinions on the other guides from other members of our group.
Written 16 May 2019
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Onewaymn
Pineville, LA306 contributions
Historic Class
May 2019 • Solo
The Kent House hosts a variety of events showcasing the history & heritage of days gone by. The staff & volunteers are well mannered & gracious at the variety of gatherings offered at this historic site.
For a small town the excellence of the Kent House stands out in grandeur.
Written 7 May 2019
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St_Matty
Alexandria, LA4,796 contributions
Very interesting Tour of the Plantation
Apr 2019 • Couples
When i looked this place up i was surprised where it was, surrounded by houses. I later found out that it had been moved there some years previous.
I thought the tour very interesting and informative. Our Tour guide for the main house, Bailey was extremely knowledgable and full of interesting information about the house, the previous owners and the local area. Sheila was our guide for the rest of the plantation and again she was very good informing the group about the uses of various equipment and houses. She also mentioned there were some open days when you could actually see how some of the machinery was operated. I thought it was well worth the $11 dollars to get in.
If you are planning on visiting the last tour starts at 3.00pm so make sure you get there before then.
Written 22 April 2019
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Sissy C
Ruston, LA162 contributions
A lovely treat and a hidden gem
Mar 2019 • Friends
This was my second tour of Kent House, the first being back around 1983. This trip was a ladies day out for my friend and me. Kent House is a rare find. It’s French-Creole style precedes the more familiar Greek revival made famous through film and literature of the Civil War. However, Kent House does feature two rooms in the Greek revival style which were additions by the plantation’s second owner.
Kent House escaped burning by invading northern troups as Sherman ravaged the Confederate states, a story which is expounded upon by the guide. Kent House features many original construction materials, a testament to the craftsmen and materials involved in the 5-year building project. It is remarkable that Kent House has survived in its current condition considering the perils of Louisiana weather, insects and vandals.
Our guide, Ms. Sandy, was an angel. She was informed, engaged, personable, knowledgeable, patient and kind. She provided a delightful narrative of what life inside Kent House would have been and guided us through several outbuildings, including a working period kitchen.. she truly made our day.
Don’t come expecting a heavy history lesson on the war or slavery. This tour focuses on details of the home and how Kent House, as a working plantation, differed from the grand showplaces featured in many period films.
Written 28 March 2019
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Greg W
Plano, TX602 contributions
Lovely afternoon treat
Mar 2019 • Business
The tour is done by very friendly and informed guides. They provide such a rich history of the home and buildings. The cost is $11 for an adult. It’s worth every penny.
Written 25 March 2019
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Spanna1990
Liverpool, UK35 contributions
Quick plantation stop
Mar 2019 • Couples
Lovely little tour . Very informative and a lot of information on offer in the rooms. I’d have appreciated a leaflet with this information on to take away but other than that cannot fault it.
We did this as a quick pit stop on our road trip south.
Lovely guides & now definitely want to learn more about plantations and plantation life
Written 3 March 2019
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