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Kent Plantation House

3601 Bayou Rapides Road

Kent House is a classic example of French colonial architecture. Standing on the original land grant from the King of Spain to Pierre Baillio II, it offers a glimpse of the French, Spanish and American cultures that have influenced Louisiana. All three flags fly over the entrance.

Built circa 1796 prior to the Louisiana Purchase. The house was built by Pierre Baillio II, whose family came from France. Pierre's father was an officer at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

The plantation house is one of the oldest standing structures in the state of Louisiana. Together with its outbuildings, it preserves the homestead of a successful Creole family typical of a Louisiana colonial era working plantation.

Kent Plantation House preserves, interprets, and promotes its historic site to educate the public about the history and culture of central Louisiana between 1795 and 1855


Joseph G. Vallee

Sunday, June 24, 2018
A secret touring spot in the city of Alexandria probably overlooked buy most turrets. How ever if you happen to visit and tour this unique bit of Central Louisiana history you will find it well worth the cost of admission. The tour includes a well detailed description of life in the plantation house along with a detailed tour of the five outer buildings. I completely enjoyed learning about Kent Plantation house and grounds. Be sure not to miss this very unique piece of Louisiana history.

Samantha Nugent

Saturday, June 2, 2018
I loooovvvve this place. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the history. I brought my son there for the first time and it was just us 2 on tour and the woman really took her time and asked questions for him to answer and get involved and interested (got me interested too like a child in a field trip!). They also have a pretty nifty gift shop with lots of knick knacks and old timey memorabillia, and a cookbook with original recipes from the family that used to own it!!!!

Abby Gottwin

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
The tour guides were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Very interesting history at the Kent Plantation. I stopped here to pass some time and I'm so glad I did. I definitely recommend taking a tour! :)

Gary Robertson

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Great tour guides and very interesting plantation. Would recommend to anyone interested in history.

Kathy Masters

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
Excellent presentation of the property history and the historical period in this area. Beautiful structures and site. Definitely worth the tour fee!

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