Kent Plantation House

Kent Plantation House Kent House is closed for holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New All three flags fly over the entrance.
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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. 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.

12/05/2023
In order for our staff to spend time with their families during this special time of year, Kent Plantation House will be...
11/15/2023

In order for our staff to spend time with their families during this special time of year, Kent Plantation House will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning Thursday, November 23, 2023, through Saturday, November 25, 2023. We will reopen for tours on Monday, November 27, 2023, for morning tours only as we have a large group reservation for the afternoon. Normal tour hours will resume on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

11/11/2023
11/11/2023

Don't let the weather scare you. Come see us and all the other amazing vendors tomorrow at Kent Plantation House!

Sugar Day celebrates the harvest of sugar cane and the making of cane syrup and sugar in our own reproduction sugar mill...
11/10/2023

Sugar Day celebrates the harvest of sugar cane and the making of cane syrup and sugar in our own reproduction sugar mill. Beginning at 9 AM tomorrow and continuing until 4 PM - rain or shine, we will have live music, complimentary guided tours of the main house, demonstrations of blacksmithing, wood carving, open hearth cooking, corn grinding and more. We'll also have local food and craft vendors, a petting zoo and kids activities - complimentary crafts and face painting to name a few. And of course, the star of the festival is the sugar mill. We'll have a biscuit and syrup tasting table set up at the mill and will also be selling cane syrup. Come join us! Admission for this family friendly event is $5 - ages 3 and under are free. 9 AM - 4 PM, Saturday, November 11th.

It might be a cold, rainy day, but the fire is lit, and we'll be ready to stir the syrup tomorrow to make sugar at our 3...
11/10/2023

It might be a cold, rainy day, but the fire is lit, and we'll be ready to stir the syrup tomorrow to make sugar at our 30th Annual Sugar Day Festival. Special thanks to our good friends at Alma Plantation in Lakeland, LA for the syrup donation.

11/09/2023

Check out what we've been working on this week! See it all in person this Saturday, Nov 11 at the Sugar Day Festival at the Kent Plantation House🪴🛍

The Kent House will be hosting a large school group on Wednesday morning, November 8, 2023; therefore, we are closed for...
11/06/2023

The Kent House will be hosting a large school group on Wednesday morning, November 8, 2023; therefore, we are closed for walk-in tours at 9 AM. We will be open for regular tours at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM that day. We apologize for any inconvenience that may cause.

The Sugar Day sign went up this morning!
11/06/2023

The Sugar Day sign went up this morning!

Due to preparations for tonight's "Tales Along The Bayou" festivities, Kent House will be closed for tours this afternoo...
10/27/2023

Due to preparations for tonight's "Tales Along The Bayou" festivities, Kent House will be closed for tours this afternoon, Friday, October 27, 2023. We will be open for tours tomorrow as usual - 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Come take a tour during the last few days of October's "The Mourning Tours".

It's almost time for a ghoulishly good time listening to scary tales brought to you from the bayou and beyond!  The Rapi...
10/26/2023

It's almost time for a ghoulishly good time listening to scary tales brought to you from the bayou and beyond! The Rapides Parish Library's annual storytelling event, Tales Along the Bayou, includes musical entertainment from Brian & Terry Kinder, not-so-scary stories by Master Storyteller Sylvia Yancy Davis and then get ready to be scared right out of your socks by Scary Storyteller Oba William King!! Don't miss this family fun evening filled with face painting, food vendors and spooky tales. Bring your chairs and/or blankets and enjoy a FREE evening on the lawn at Kent Plantation House, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA, on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 6 PM.

Friday, October 27th will probably be our last day to sell plants.  There is still a good selection of Fall bedding plan...
10/24/2023

Friday, October 27th will probably be our last day to sell plants. There is still a good selection of Fall bedding plants, so come buy while you can. 9AM - 4PM.

SALE! SALE! SALE!
We still have a good selection of Fall bedding plants and herbs, and they're on sale for $1/pot! Our regular business hours are 9 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Saturday. Check in at the Visitor Center. Cash please.

Sugar Day is a family friendly festival featuring handmade arts and crafts, period musicians and demonstrations, childre...
10/10/2023

Sugar Day is a family friendly festival featuring handmade arts and crafts, period musicians and demonstrations, children's activities, food vendors and more. The main attraction is the actual process of sugar making, which we do in our reproduction 1840's sugar mill. We are currently seeking vendors selling any form of handmade items, arts, crafts or food items. Please contact us at 318-487-5998 for more information.

Herb Day is open!  Come join us til 1 pm.
10/07/2023

Herb Day is open! Come join us til 1 pm.

10/07/2023

This is My VERY last Deluxe Shaving gift-set complete with the handmade mug!!
See you Kent Plantation House for the Fall Herb Festival this Saturday!! 8a-1p

Also Beard Oil Giftsets are back in!

Just one more sleep before the shopping fun begins!!  We're open from 8 AM - 1 PM on Saturday, October 7th!  Lots of bea...
10/06/2023

Just one more sleep before the shopping fun begins!! We're open from 8 AM - 1 PM on Saturday, October 7th! Lots of beautiful herbs and Fall garden plants as well as 35 talented vendors and a huge indoor Yard Sale for your shopping delight. The house will also be open for guided tours. All proceeds from this event benefit Kent Plantation House and admission is FREE! Come join us!!

The rain has arrived and so have the herbs!  Saturday's weather should be a fine morning for shopping a variety of herbs...
10/05/2023

The rain has arrived and so have the herbs! Saturday's weather should be a fine morning for shopping a variety of herbs, Fall vegetables and plants of all kinds with gardening experts on hand to help with your selection. We'll also have over 30 local vendors presenting a wide array of arts, crafts, and food. And the indoor Yard Sale is always a favorite! FREE admission. Gates open at 8 AM.

10/04/2023
We are still accepting donations of household items for our indoor yard sale this Saturday from 8 AM - 1 PM in conjuncti...
10/03/2023

We are still accepting donations of household items for our indoor yard sale this Saturday from 8 AM - 1 PM in conjunction with Herb Day Day/Arts & Crafts Sale. We are are open 9 AM - 4 PM and would love to help you clean out those closets!! All proceeds go to benefit the Kent Plantation House.

The Alexandria Garden Club, Inc. is featured in Alexandria Living magazine and so is Kent House!  Check it out!
09/26/2023

The Alexandria Garden Club, Inc. is featured in Alexandria Living magazine and so is Kent House! Check it out!

Thank you, AmeriCorps!
09/22/2023

Thank you, AmeriCorps!

Mark your calendars!!  Fall Herb Day/Arts & Crafts/Yard Sale is right around the corner!  We are still accepting donatio...
09/21/2023

Mark your calendars!! Fall Herb Day/Arts & Crafts/Yard Sale is right around the corner! We are still accepting donations for the Yard Sale, 9 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Saturday. All proceeds benefit Kent House.

Just a reminder.....Kent House will be closed for tours this afternoon, Tuesday, September 20th.  We will open tomorrow ...
09/20/2023

Just a reminder.....Kent House will be closed for tours this afternoon, Tuesday, September 20th. We will open tomorrow for our regular tour times - 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Come see us!!

Kent Plantation House will only be open for 9 AM and 11 AM tours Wednesday, September 20, 2023.  There will be no aftern...
09/19/2023

Kent Plantation House will only be open for 9 AM and 11 AM tours Wednesday, September 20, 2023. There will be no afternoon tours on that date. We will be open our regular business hours on Thursday, September 24, 2023. Tours at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

09/19/2023

Our charity bike ride will start at St. Theodore holy Family Catholic Church in Moss Bluff, LA and offers 5 different routes showcasing the natural beauty of Sam Houston Jones State Park and Calcasieu River. Proceeds benefit St. Nicholas Center for Children.

09/16/2023

Just a reminder! Here are the takeoff times for the 12th annual Le Tour de Bayou at Kent Planatation House!

09/12/2023

The Kent Plantation House invites residents to bike in nature and experience the bayous and forests from a different perspective. ABC 31 News Reporter Keisha Swafford has the story on how residents

09/09/2023
08/14/2023

The countdown continues! We only have 5 weeks before 2023 Le Tour de Bayou.

This year’s event has something for everyone: a 2mile Family Fun Run/Walk & bike rides of 10, 25, 40, 69, and 101 miles. Come join us on Saturday, September 16th, 2023. Check out our website below to register!

letourdebayou.com
LAISSEZ Les Bicyclettes ROULER!

We appreciate the generosity of the community in supporting our Yard Sale!  We've come to be known for the uniqueness of...
08/08/2023

We appreciate the generosity of the community in supporting our Yard Sale! We've come to be known for the uniqueness of our items. We accept all household items - no clothing items, please. Drop off at the Visitor Center 9 AM - 4 PM, Monday - Saturday.

08/03/2023

Locals and visitors to the area are sure to see what has become our signature calling card - the BIKES! When colorful bikes begin appearing you know Le Tour de Bayou is drawing near!

Experience the breathtaking bayous and wooded forests of Central Louisiana from a different perspective! Le Tour de Bayou offers a range of events to help every individual find their perfect fit. 2023 routes includes a 2 mile family fun ride/walk and bike rides of 10, 25, 40, 69, and 101 miles.

Join us Saturday, September 16th, 2023 for the 12th annual Le Tour de Bayou. See our website to register, learn more about our event and historical site, and current routes.

letourdebayou.com
LAISSEZ Les Bicyclettes ROULER!

07/29/2023

We have had several inquires asking if EBikes are allowed to ride Le Tour de Bayou. The answer is YES!

Le Tour de Bayou accepts Class 1 EBikes (no throttle) or EBikes in which the throttle has been disconnected for the duration of the ride.

Join us Saturday, September 16th, 2023 for the 12th annual Le Tour de Bayou. See our website to register, learn more about our event and historical site, and current routes.

letourdebayou.com
LAISSEZ Les Bicyclettes ROULER!

07/29/2023

Locals and visitors to the area are sure to see what has become our signature calling card - the BIKES! When colorful bikes begin appearing you know Le Tour de Bayou is drawing near!

Experience the breathtaking bayous and wooded forests of Central Louisiana from a different perspective! Le Tour de Bayou offers a range of events to help every individual find their perfect fit. 2023 routes includes a 2 mile family fun ride/walk and bike rides of 10, 25, 40, 69, and 101miles.

Join us Saturday, September 16th, 2023 for the 12th annual Le Tour de Bayou. See our website to register, learn more about our event and historical site, and current routes.

letourdebayou.com
LAISSEZ Les Bicyclettes ROULER!

07/23/2023

Calling all cyclists and family fun runners - Registration is now open for the 2023 Le Tour de Bayou!

Our 12th annual event is sure to be memorable. Have a look at our website for updated bike routes, additional event information, and to register of course! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 16th, 2023!

letourdebayou.com
LAISSEZ Les Bicyclettes ROULER!

Address

3601 Bayou Rapides Road
Alexandria, LA
71303

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(318) 487-5998

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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Kent House is an authentic Creole plantation house built circa 1796 prior to the Louisiana Purchase.

Tours of the house and outbuildings are available Monday through Saturday beginning at 9am, 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. We often have a variety of events on Saturdays, so check our upcoming events calendar if you are looking for things to do here in Central Louisiana.

Visit www.kenthouse.org for more information.