SMALL TOWN AMERICA

  • Royal Street - Guests can hop off here and walk over to The Republic of West Florida Historical Site. Or choose to stroll into Grandmother’s Buttons, a very unique southern boutique. Take a stroll down Royal Street at any of the shops or just to admire the beautiful trees and houses. Or stop into Grandmother’s Buttons – a unique boutique that offers jewelry made out of 100-year-old buttons. Inside the store, you can visit the button museum to learn the history of the business and the inspirations of the art. The store is located inside of a former historic bank lobby with 16-foot ceilings and a bank vault, even if jewelry is not in your plans – the architecture is beautiful!

  • Old Market Hall - Become steeped in southern charm and local artistry. Stop at Harrington Gallery to experience one-of-a-kind paintings and beautiful pieces by local artists. Visit the Shanty Too, a quaint boutique featuring artisan jewelry and gifts. The structure was built in 1819 and has a beautiful open layout. Now, the building is used as a market center for the town to host their small businesses. Every day is different, you may see anything from jewelry and makeup, scarves and dresses, or snacks and produce!

  • West Feliciana Historical Society Museum - Learn about St. Francisville and Louisiana’s history and culture. Also, feel free to stop at the West Feliciana Parish Library and relax with a good book or newspaper. This museum is dedicated to the history, people, and architectures of West Feliciana Parish. Built inside a former hardware store built in 1896, the Historical Society Museum displays many artifacts, photos, costumes, and articles all portraying the history of St. Francisville. Just across the street, you can stop in any of the fine boutiques and shops!

  • Grace Episcopal Church - Originally built in 1827, this restored Gothic structure is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Louisiana. Learn about its significance during the Civil War and its’ historical Civil War cemetery. Built in 1860 and rebuilt in 1893 after the Union caused heavy damage in 1863, Grace Episcopal Church stands tall in St. Francisville. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the church and the grounds and make sure to check out the organ located inside – it dates all the way back to 1860! This church is one of the state’s oldest Protestant churches that still stand today.

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INCLUDED TOUR

St. Francisville Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Plantations of the Back Roads

Today’s experience goes beyond the expectations of a “traditional” southern plantation and offers guided tours of two plantations with a more personal touch – Rosedown Plantation and Catalpa Plantation. Experience two southern plantations that are owned and operated by the descendants of the original families – the same family! Pay close attention to each home during the guided tour – see if the family portrait displayed in both plantations can be found!

APPROXIMATE DURATION  4.5 hours

CAPACITY 100 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$59.00

TIMING

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

 

AM OVERFLOW

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Louisiana’s sugar fields, Back Roads of Louisiana

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Rosedown Plantation, Catalpa Plantation – Exclusive to American Duchess Guests, Traditional Southern Sherry farewell

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Northbound and Southbound Voyages

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Redemption & Rehabilitation at Angola Penitentiary

Join us for an exclusive look inside the gates of one of America’s most infamous prisons as we embark on a tour of second chances, rehabilitation and redemption.  Experience the struggles of life-term inmates inside Angola Prison—Formerly America’s most dangerous penitentiary.  Today, Angola is known as a model facility and takes great pride in the faith-based rehabilitation of its inmates, most of whom will never regain their freedom.  We’ll take you inside the barbed wire fences for an up-close look that may change what you thought you knew about life inside. 

APPROXIMATE DURATION  4 hours

CAPACITY 100 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$69.00

TIMING

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Prison Rodeo Arena, Working farm land in penitentiary, Maximum Security Buildings, Livestock and dog breed facilities

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Red Hat Cell Block, Prison Chapel, Prison Gift Shop & Museum, Question & Answer with inmate

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Northbound, Southbound and Round Trip Voyages

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Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790’s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artifacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville, where they are still standing. The town is referred to as “two miles long and two yards wide,” but that definitely doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer! Stop in at one of the unique shops, historical homes, beautiful churches, or breathtaking parks and you will agree with that! Spanish moss trees grow throughout the town, which creates a beautiful southern comfort to the atmosphere.

St. Francisville, Louisiana

 

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