Louisiana July 19, 2017
The Louisiana Town In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey
Sometimes you have to venture a little bit off the beaten path to really seek out adventure. There’s one amazing little town just north of Baton Rouge that’s perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway. Historical plantations, perfectly maintained gardens, unique boutiques, churches, and small town charm are just some of the reasons St. Francisville should be on your list of places to visit this year.
St. Francisville is a sleepy little town located in West Feliciana Parish.
The town was established in 1809 and earned the nickname "the town two miles long and two yards wide" because it was developed along a narrow ridge that overlooked the Mississippi River.
Known for its small town quiet life, this sleepy little town is full of charming attractions that’s perfect for a weekend getaway.
Visitors can discover a bit of history while touring the historic district.
Churches, historic homes, boutiques and restaurants are all just waiting for you to explore.
Visit the Afton Villa Gardens for a truly magical experience.
Although a fire destroyed the antebellum mansion in 1963, the Trimble family began restoring the grounds in 1972. Today, the 20 acres of formal gardens are among the most picturesque in the state.
Known for its historic plantations, its location along the Mississippi River made the town a commercial and cultural center for the surrounding plantation country.
There are several plantations in the area that are available for tours.
And of course, a trip to St. Francisville wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Myrtle Plantation.
Known as the most haunted plantation in the country, there are allegedly several spirits who roam the grounds. Take a tour and learn more about the history of this famous planation, or if you really want an adventure, stay the night.
There are also several places to get out and explore the outdoors
Cat Island NWR and Clark Creek WMA Tunica Hills are both within 30 minutes of St. Francisville and both offer great hiking, fishing, and hunting opportunities.
Have you ever been to St. Francisville? Let us know in the comments below!