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Audubon State Historic Site (Oakley), 1818


P.O. Box 546
Saint Francisville, LA 70775


Park grounds open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 - 5:00
Oakley House open for tours Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day


Phone: (225) 635-3739


This three-story house, built on a 700-arpent Spanish land grant, reflects the expertise of colonials in dealing with a hot and humid climate. The rooms at Oakley have been restored in the style of the Federal period (1790-1830), the time when John James Audubon stayed there, painting and serving as a tutor to Eliza Pierre, daughter of the owner. He painted 32 of his famous bird pictures at Oakley. The Louisiana Society has furnished the library since the house was acquired by the State of Louisiana in 1947.

National Register of Historic Places


From St. Francisville, take State Road 965 for three miles.