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Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site is located in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Rosedown Plantation is a beautiful state historic site in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Once a working cotton plantation that encompassed around 3,455 acres, the farm is best remembered today for its remarkable antebellum mansion and beautiful gardens.

The home was built in 1834-1835 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. It and the gardens were beautifully restored and now form the centerpiece of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site.

The park is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Guided tours begin on the hour with the day’s last tour starting at 4 p.m.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and $6 for students (4-17). Kids under 3 and under are admitted for free.

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site
12501 Highway 10
St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775
1-888-376-1867 or 1-225-635-3332.
Visit the official website for more information.

Curry Ferry Landing: Revolutionary War crossing point in Holmes County, Florida

Curry Ferry Landing is a boat launch on the Choctawhatchee River in Holmes County, Florida… but it is also much more!

The ferry was in use before the American Revolution and was used by British troops during that conflict. Click play to watch this fascinating story:

If you enjoyed the story of Curry Ferry Landing, you might enjoy learning about some of the other sites along the Jackson and Holmes County section of the old Pensacola – St. Augustine Road:

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Historic grist mill in Jackson County, Florida

The historic Sexton Mill (also called the Kent Mill or Dilmore Mill) is located near Alford in the picturesque lakes country of Jackson County, Florida.  Built in 1884, it is still operational and is a unique reminder of times gone by.

With this report we also welcome Robert Daffin, formerly of Chipola College TV’s Southern Heritage show to Two Egg TV!

To see other great historic sites and “off the beaten path” places, visit our main page at www.twoegg.tv.