Top things to do in St Francisville

Nature Reserve in St Francisville

Mary Ann Brown Preserve

Operated by the Nature Conservancy, the 110-acre Mary Ann Brown Preserve takes in some of the beech woodlands, dark wetlands and low, clay-soil hill country of the Tunica uplands. A 2-mile series of trails and board…
Cafe in St Francisville

Magnolia Café

The Magnolia Café was once a health-food store and VW-bus repair shop. Today it's the nucleus of what's happening in St Francisville – it's where people go to eat, socialize and, on Friday night, dance to live music…
Cafe in St Francisville

Birdman Coffee & Books

Birdman is the spot for strong coffee, acoustic live music several times a month, a delicious local breakfast (old-fashioned yellow grits, sweet-potato pancakes, salty bacon) and local art.
Historic Building in St Francisville

Myrtles Plantation

Owners and docents alike perpetuate the idea that Myrtles is one of the most haunted houses in America. And hey, this place is certifiably creepy. Tours do not seem to be quite as architecturally and historically in…
Historic Site in St Francisville

Rosedown Plantation Historic Site

Get your cameras out for the corridor of live oaks fronting this attractive plantation home. Commissioned by Daniel and Martha Turnbull, the 1835 cypress-and-cedar house still contains many original mid-19th-century…
Historic Site in St Francisville

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 sparta…
Waterfall in St Francisville

Tunica Falls

Tunica Falls, technically called Clark Creek Nature Area, is about 30 minutes' drive from St Francisville. The pleasant, hilly trails here wind past lovely waterfalls – the main draw for hikers. Crude maps can be fo…
Lebanese in St Francisville

Al Aqaba

Lebanese food – particularly good Lebanese food – wasn't what we were expecting out in rural Louisiana, but when that smell of kofta kabobs, falafel and chicken shawarma hit our noses, we weren't complaining. Finish…
Southern US in St Francisville

The Francis Southern Table & Bar

The Francis has quickly become a local center of gravity in St Francisville. Louisiana classics – crawfish and andouille pasta, country-fried rib-eye in white gravy, and grilled redfish – are served on a big patio, …