San Francisco Plantation undergoing Major Renovation
Popular tourist destination closed to visitors through August 2014
April 23, 2014 – Historic San Francisco Plantation, located in Garyville, Louisiana, is scheduled to undergo a $1.3 million dollar authentic renovation beginning on May 4, 2014. We at the Plantation are excited to announce the extensive renewal of this National Historic Landmark. The work will concentrate on the exterior of the home, include a leveling of the house, and will also focus heavily on the house’s grand galleries, which adorn half of the second floor.
We are looking forward to our opening on September 13, 2014. And while the house will be closed from May 4th through September 13th, our sales office will remain open to make reservations for future home tours, weddings, and parties. We will also planning our two festivals- Fall Fest October 25 & 26, 2014 and our 12th annual Frisco Festival, which is a family friendly craft and garden show—to be held on March 7th and 8th, 2015.
The landmark, known as "The Most Opulent Plantation House in North America", last saw a major restoration in 1973, when it was restored to its elegant 1860's era detail. Indeed, Archaeologists were called in to assure authenticity in every detail, particularly the interior's hand painted ceilings and faux bois & faux marble finishes. The home has since been a major tourism destination, visited by tourists from all over the world. San Francisco Plantation was established in 1856 by the Marmillion Family as a major Louisiana sugar plantation.