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Ardoyne Plantation

2678 Highway 311, Schriever, LA 70395-3270
+1 985-804-2271
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OPEN FOR HISTORICAL HOME TOURS AND EVENT RENTALS. Ardoyne is a Victorian Gothic sugarcane plantation house situated along Little Bayou Black (Hwy 311) 5 miles north of Houma, Louisiana. Built in 1894, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as possibly the largest & most elaborate remaining example of rural Victorian Gothic architecture in the state. It offers visitors a unique, historical glimpse into the past as direct descendants of the original owner (state senator John Dalton Shaffer) still reside in the home. The house is filled with original furniture and antiques. Family has ties to Stephen Minor, George Washington, Nellie Custis, Robert E. Lee, as well as, Magnolia Plantation, Crescent Farm and Southdown Plantation all along Little Bayou Black.
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2678 Highway 311, Schriever, LA 70395-3270
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My husband and I toured this beautiful home and walked around the grounds. The owner was our guide and the home has been in the family for six generations. Everything, from old wallpaper to furnishings was authentic and there were many artifacts they have found...More

Thank NashvilleKathy
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

This was a great tour. The owners and tour guides are from the original family dating back to early settlement and sugar cane plantation. Lots of very interesting artifacts, amazing architecture and unique German and Scott heritage. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

There are so many unique and great things about this plantation. First of all it is Victorian Gothic structure, one of the most impressive you will ever see. Second the property is still owned by descendants of the original owners. So they have kept all...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed the history and the stories of the Ardoyne Plantation. The family decedents still reside in the home along with original furnishings. Huge 300 year old live oaks with lots of moss are on the grounds. A must visit if you’re in the...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Ardoyne in hopes of having our wedding there. It’s the perfect venue for our perfect day, and it has an interesting, diverse history...from major historical figures to quirky Hollywood stars, Ardoyne stands out not just in its story but in its architectural...More

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

The unusual architecture of this large Victorian home is what first attracted us to it. Susan, who is married to one of the original family members, gave us a wonderful tour. She was so knowledgeable and appeared to have her whole heart in this place....More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It is very unique and unusual,to have a tour of the descendents who actually lived there and are discovering many details about the past from renovating And restoring this wonderful building. The sspacious high ceilings and original furnishings are very gracious and welcome . so...More

Thank Meep T
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Ardoyne Plantation isn't an antebellum property. Most of the historic houses in the Louisiana's River Road area, from Oak Alley to Destrehan to Houmas House to San Francisco to Evergreen, were constructed prior to the Civil War. But Ardoyne was built in 1894. Still, the...More

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

While visiting Houma to visit another plantation, the clerk at the desk in the hotel said to me to not miss Ardoyne plantation. Before, it wasn't on my radar, as it is a post civil war home. Am I ever thankful I listened to others....More

Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is a beautiful place, very nice owners and a very good tour, A lot of history and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Gave us a complete history of the plantation and a lot of history of the surrounding plantations. It was quite interesting.

Thank Helen H
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