3601 Boyou Rapides Rd, Alexandria Louisiana 71301
This house was built between 1796-1800 and is the oldest known standing structure in Central Louisiana. It is a mixture of Spanish and French Colonial architecture. The house, 4-acre grounds and gardens have been restored to their early 19th century greatness.
Open-hearth cooking demonstrations are given weekly, October through April. Allow 1 hour minimum. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Dec. 25.
Other History nearby:
(Many) Fort Jesup State Historic Site
(Leesville) Fort Polk Military Museum
(Natchitoches) Fort St. Jean Baptiste
(Natchitoches) Ft Jean Baptiste State Commemorative
(Cloutierville) Kate Chopin House
(Alexandria) Kent Plantation House
10/06 Coming to The Alexandria area
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.