POSTED: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 10:03am
WEST FELICIANA PARISH, LA — Spring is marked in St. Francisville annually with the West Feliciana Parish Audubon Pilgrimage March 16 – 18. Audubon State Historic Site and Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site are participating in the three-day event, commemorating the period when artist and naturalist John James Audubon lived in the area and created many of his famous Birds of America images.
Costumed Pilgrimage volunteers will conduct daily tours of Oakley Plantation, Audubon’s home for four months in 1821, as well as the main house and formal gardens of Rosedown Plantation. Among the living history demonstrations at both sites will be historic open hearth cooking on Friday and Sunday at Audubon State Historic Site and on Saturday at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site.
Audubon State Historic Site is located north of Baton Rouge near St. Francisville on La. Highway 965 in West Feliciana Parish. Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site is located on La. Highway 10 in St. Francisville, 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge, off U.S. Highway 61. Both sites are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit www.LaStateParks.com .