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Welcome to Audubon Pilgrimage - MORE INFO
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Plantations and Historic Homes - MORE INFO
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Experience the lifestyle of rural Southerners. INFO
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Dance, music, social, soiree'. -MORE INFO
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    welcome_preview Welcome   Visitors

    The annual Audubon Pilgrimage celebrates a southern spring in St. Francisville, the glorious garden spot of Louisiana's English Plantation country. For four decades the sponsoring West Feliciana Historical Society, its docents resplendent in authentic 1820's costumes, has thrown open the doors of significant historic structures to commemorate...   more...

    IMG_0400 Getting   Started

    Our goal is to make your visit to the Audubon Pilgrimage festival the most enjoyable time. Click on the adjacent photo to discover some tips before the arriving. Tips include making reservations, itinerary, information on tours, ticket purchasing, lodging reservations, restaurants, shops and other activities.  more...

  • Homes & Gardens

     

     

    koakley Plantation  Tours

    Throughout the years men from elsewhere have come to West Feliciana. Their reasons for coming were as varied as the houses they built; homes that can be seen as monuments to the lives they made for themselves here.    more...

    azealas Garden  Tours

    The cluster of notable 19th-century gardens in West Feliciana are outstanding examples of what unlimited time, wealth, labor, and horticultural knowledge, combined with the rich loess soil and a happy climate, could produce in antebellum culture. These gardens remain monuments to past glories and to the hardiness of plantings.    more...

  • Church & Cemetery

     

     

    church_previewfp Church  Tours

    Churches were monuments of order in the disorderly frontier landscape. Throughout the 19th century the settlers strained to build and support them.   more...

    embrace_walk Cemetery  Tours
    Grace Church Cemetery is the setting for Graveyard Tales, a popular presentation. Fifteen former citizens of the parish tell their life stories in this forty-five minute tour. Local citizens dressed in the appropriate attire for the depicted departed reenact their biographies.   more...
  • Rural Homestead

     

     

    homestead_preview Rural  Homestead

    To visit the Rural Homestead is to experience the lifestyle of rural Southerners. Native materials, hand-hewn cypress shingles and ancient timbers present a faithful recreation of what “home” meant to the plain folk of the Nineteenth century South.   more...

  • Entertainment

     

     

    night_social Night  Events

    Discover the events held on Friday and Saturday nights, Grace cemetery graveside tales, robust hymn singing, wine & cheese gala, historic Royal St. by candlelight and Saturday night soiree'.   more...

    children_preview Day Events

    Delight in the sight of charmingly costumed children dancing the Maypole and playing nostalgic singing games on Royal Street in St. Francisville's National Register Historic District.    more...

  • Tickets & Times

    tickets Ticket  Informaton

    Tickets can be purchased at the Historic Society Museum on Ferdinand St.  Purchase your tickets during the festival or in advance.  For group tickets, it is recommended to purchase ahead of time, so we can help with your scheduling needs.    more...         --Purchase Online Tickets--

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       photo by Ann Weller
    schedule Schedule  Times

    During the three days of the festival, plantation home tours are opened each day. Other activities such as the maypole dancers, night-time graveyard tour, social and dinner, etc.. are held at specific day and time.  Click read more for a schedule sheet for your convenience.    more...

Mission Statement

"The Annual Audubon Pilgrimage is the primary fundraiser for the West Feliciana Historical Society. The Mission of the West Feliciana Historical Society is to promote the preservation of its historical, cultural, and architectural heritage through education, advocacy, stewardship and investment. To learn more about the West Feliciana Historical Society and its projects, please call the museum at 225-635-6330."