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Mount Hope Plantation, which may be the oldest surviving private residence in the state of Louisiana, survived the Civil War and managed to avoid the extensive rebuilding which has often compromised the ante-bellum character of homes which approach it in age (it was constructed sometime between 1795 and 1817). Bed and Breakfast style accomodations.
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Location: 8151 Highland Road, Baton Rouge Louisiana 70808 Telephone 225-761-7000 Toll Free: 888-461-7820

Other History nearby:
(St Martinville) Acadian Memorial
(Lafayette) Acadian Village
(Lafayette) Alexandre Mouton House
(St Francisville) Centenary State Commemorative Area
(Destrehan) Destrehan Plantation
(Darrow) Houmas House Plantation & Gardens

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