Oakley Plantation & Audubon State Historic Site


Outside of St Francisville, this is where naturalist John James Audubon spent his tenure, arriving in 1821 to tutor the owner’s daughter. Though his assignment lasted only four months (and his room was pretty spartan), he and his assistant finished 32 paintings of birds found in the plantation’s surrounding forest. The small West Indies–­influenced house (1806) includes several original Audu­bon prints.

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