Historical Sites

Explore the histories and mysteries of West Feliciana Parish!

One of the most notable sites is the Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, which features a Greek Revival mansion and beautiful gardens. The Myrtles Plantation, often called one of America’s most haunted homes, is also located in West Feliciana Parish and offers tours to visitors. Other historical sites include the Port Hudson State Historic Site, which played a pivotal role in the Civil War, and the Centenary State Historic Site, a former college campus turned museum that showcases the history of Louisiana Methodism. Finally, the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum tells the story or St. Francisville and Bayou Sara, the once thriving port town that was lost to the Mississippi River in 1927. From famous legends to historical sites, you’ll be emersed in the past while exploring West Feliciana Parish.

Once one of the 19th century’s most important river ports, Bayou Sara suffered many devastating floods, leading to nature's reclamation of the scenic landscape.
Ferdinand Street,
St. Francisville, LA 70775


Bringing awareness to the next generation to connect to their roots, heritage and culture – a generation who envisions itself as part of the story of the African American people in West Feliciana Parish.

The Dawson Legacy from FantomLight on Vimeo.


“The Story of a Building” focuses on the Old Benevolent Society Restoration Committee’s mission to restore the Old Benevolent Society building and make it an active educational and gathering space for the entire community of West Feliciana.

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