The Myrtles Plantation
The Myrtles Plantation
4.5
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Experience antebellum splendor in this circa 1796 National Historic Register plantation home renowned for its mystery, history and intrigue. Our recently opened Restaurant 1796 is a beautiful blend of the old and the new, centered around an open hearth.
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  • IKnowKris
    Roanoke, Virginia44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely afternoon in charming setting
    Wow! The team at The Myrtles Plantation are really doing an amazing job reinvesting in the property. It was lovely to see that this charming town is really growing and thriving in part due to the efforts of this team. I meet the GM, Drew, in the on-site coffee shop while I was waiting for me friends to arrive. He shared all that is new here and you could sense the hospitality immediately. The tour was educational and entertaining. I took lots of pictures but no ghosts showed up (I’m ok with that 😬) The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. It was a fun time with friends and I’d highly recommend
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Michelle
    Somerset, Massachusetts66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Grounds. Stop by for a visit!!!
    This little gem was about 2 hours away from New Orleans. I really enjoyed taking the tour and seeing the grounds. The tour guide had a great personality and very knowledgeable about the plantation and its past. The scenery on the grounds was beautiful and the plantation home was kept in extremely great condition. A must see if your in the area
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Joanne C
    261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    The Myrtles is absolutely wonderful. My husband and I stayed in the LaSalle room and it was cozy and the bed was comfy. The grounds are so pretty. I highly recommend taking the night mystery tour. It was really cool. We came here to see a pretty Plantation and witness some paranormal activity but we only got the pretty Plantation part lol. There is an on-site restaurant and a coffee shop. We were given free breakfast the first day we were there so that was nice. The Myrtles is well taken care of. It is very beautiful here. We had a great time. Except for the service at Elta Coffee. The breakfast was great but the staff there is unfriendly and stared at us like we were from another planet. They did not acknowledge us when we walked to the counter until my husband said "good Morning" and then all we got was "can I help you?" As though we were bothering them. It was bizarre and we felt like we were not welcome. Overall, the Myrtles itself was lovely, except for the coffee shop employees. They need a lesson on customer service.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • Kelly Y
    Toronto, Canada22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the grounds!
    We stayed in the care takers cabin which was really nice. I enjoyed the mix of rustic and modern. The staff are friendly and the cafe food is great. Our nights stay came with a tour of the house. Loved our guide, she was passionate and made the story interesting. That said I was disappointed that the story told wasn’t talking much about the experience of slaves, that none of the art affects presented represented slaves or their experiences on the plantation. I guess I was hoping that everyone that experienced life here would be represented equally.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 14, 2023
  • JimFromDenton
    Denton, Texas1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice visit to the Myrtles and to St Francisville
    My wife and I visited the Myrtles and stayed in the General Bradford Suite on the 1st floor (it is accessible without climbing steps). St Francisville is a nice, quiet friendly town, and the Myrtles Plantation had very nice folks to chat with. The ghost tour was fun. Walking around the plantation was enjoyable and relaxing. If you are looking for a wild time, this is probably not the place for you. If you are looking to getaway and relax with nice folks, I recommend it.
    Visited August 2023
    Written September 20, 2023
  • RebeccaPittman
    Monroe, Louisiana1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Myrtles Plantation Stay
    I recently stayed in the Crepe Myrtles Cottage with my sister and Aunt for a girls weekend. We took the Evening Mystery Tour, roamed the grounds, and ate at the 1796 restaurant. We had such a fun time. Would highly recommend The Myrtles for a fun getaway rich with history and folklore
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Jess L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prettiest place I’ve ever seen
    Stayed for a 1 night stopover on our journey south and was definitely worth it. The home and the history of the property was absolutely fascinating. We took the evening and the day tours, both tour guides were so knowledgeable. We also had a fantastic meal in the on-site restaurant. The Myrtles is easily the prettiest place I’ve ever seen.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 11, 2023
  • philippa742023
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful time
    My best friend and I went on the Mystery Tour together. We had a fabulous time!! The tour guide, Sharon, was very knowledgeable. The Myrtles Plantation is just beautiful. We actually witnessed some paranormal activity too. I also caught two ghost on camera too!! Very fun and spooky activity for Halloween!! Would highly recommend!!
    Visited October 2023
    Written October 15, 2023
  • DNaffa
    Lacombe, Louisiana1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible experience!
    My family decided to take a history tour on Halloween to start the spooky day off! I homeschol my kids, 6th and 4th grade, and this was an incredible history lesson! My 4th grader is now excited to start her historical essay on the Myrtle's! Shannon was incredible and took the time to give us the most memorable tour possible. She went above and beyond! My girls have raved about this experience to everyone! If you are a homeschool parent, I HIGHLY recommend the history tour for your family!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 2, 2023
  • mskriss2023
    Kelso, Washington1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing history
    This place was steeped in history and we only heard a small part of it. It was amazing to hear and see all the artifacts from that time period. The additional smell of roses when your outside and not see a rose bush in site was nice feature.
    Visited November 2023
    Written November 5, 2023
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Rick C
Baton Rouge, LA118 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I really like this place and want to write a totally positive review but ....

First the good. The plantation house is nuce. Not overpowering, good Architecture. The Myrtles is beautifully sited amongst ancient Live Oaks. This “haunted” antebellum home is a treat to visit. The regular tour and the nighttime mystery tour are both enjoyable.

The dining experience was wonderful. Good food and better service. The staff took extra time to decant and hold our wines in advance of dinner for a reasonable corkage fee and otherwise did everything possible to make our meal a great one.

The bad. Our room was totally soulless. It was small, overpriced, only partially furnished, with cheap undersized pieces in a building that clashes with the scale of the plantation home and beautiful grounds consisting of small cottages surrounding a pretty little pond.

If you can get a room in the main house or one of the cottages I highly recommend staying at the Myrtles. If not take the tour, book dinner or lunch and go home.

A final word. The staff is all young, but knowledgeable and skilled. I have never had better more accommodating service anywhere.

Written February 16, 2020
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Neina C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
My daughter and I did the Friday night(8pm) tour. Well worth the money (only $15 pp) Our tour guide (Riley, I believe) was lots of fun, she made it more interesting. I had read up on it, but she threw in lots of interesting little details we didn't know. The home and grounds are beautiful! We will definitely go again on our next trip through, maybe next time even stay in one of the rooms or cabins there!
Written February 19, 2020
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443shelbyh95
Biloxi, MS1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My husband and I are huge history buffs. During a quick trip to Louisiana we wanted to fit in as much as possible, so we were very excited to see that Myrtles offered a night tour, as the rest of the local plantations close are 4-5pm. It’s touted as “haunted” and while we figured we’d hear a little about ghosts, we assumed the tour would still delve into the history of the Myrtles Plantation. Nope! At the beginning of the tour our guide gave a very, very brief rundown of the history and then the rest of the hour was her telling us about creepy things that happened to her in the house. What kind of tour is that? Even ghost/“vampire” tours in New Orleans take the time to at least explain the history, not just share he said/she said stories about weird pictures they’ve caught. And only through four rooms? We were extremely disappointed and upset that we had driven that far from New Orleans for a waste of a tour. We learned more from doing some online research. Save your cash and stick to Laura Plantation if you’re looking for history.
Written March 10, 2020
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aliciawiggins
Jonesville, LA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We had a wonderful birthday outing for my thirteen year old and her friends. The tour guide tells the stories so well. She had no problem keeping the interest of four kids ranging in age from 10 to 15 years old and us parents in our 30s. It was mine and my husband’s second day tour and we had a different tour guide the first time who was also excellent. I highly recommend for anyone interested in history and the possibility of catching a glimpse of something.
Written June 29, 2021
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mailmanbob01
Holts Summit, MO20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
We have enjoyed touring plantation homes. The history, the structures, walking where people who built them and lived there walked. But, at this one, the only original structure is the home itself. The general store burned down and this is a reproduction. The home is surrounded by cabins, townhouses, and a restaurant that are all newer and just for money. The noise and people sitting and milling around ruined the atmosphere. We came here more specifically for the "Haunted Tour". When we finally got to that , it was interesting enough. Tom was our guide and described the home and very well. He also had many stories of unusual activity; both anecdotal and personal experience. As this plantation was the furthest from our resort, I wish we hadn't made the extra effort.
Written March 6, 2021
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gvinc23
Iowa, LA1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
House was awesome, grounds were very well kept. Unfortunately, the tour was terrible. The young lady tour guide was dressed handsomely, however she made way too many gestures as if some of the "ghosts" were talking to her and interacting with her during the tour. After the first couple of times it was ok, but it got a little annoying. 2 thumbs down!
Written February 3, 2020
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john_p_williams
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Did not like this place until the actual tour. Finding a place to park is horrendous and with very little lighting anywhere. Available parking was somewhere 50yards from the actual full parking lot, in the woods.
After the parking ordeal, there are no directions or any indication of where to go to find where the tour is to take place. Had to ask around to several of the staff of the restaurant there for guidance. Then while waiting for the tour guide, the villa area was pack with the younger crowd being loud and obnoxious drinking from the 3 personal ice chest, I assume was allowed.
The tour itself was OK. The place is very dimly lit and the visual aspect was more on focusing on not bumping into the 30 other people in the tour or furniture. I understand setting the ambiance or theme, but it is almost too dark to make out anything.
I would suggest a tour earlier in the day to be able to see and avoid the drinking crowd or hard pass this place all together.
Written November 21, 2021
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Rebecca G
Thibodaux, LA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
A group of friends and I took the 8pm Evening Mystery Tour. The lights were all turned low, creating a spooky effect. Our tour guide was fantastic (I think her name is Hailey). She was knowledgeable and projected her voice so everyone could hear. She spoke about the history of the house and its owners, and shared several stories of ghostly encounters from guests.
Written September 28, 2020
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Angel L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Outstanding! This trip was one I will never forget. The giftshop employees, Myrtles Planation guides (I did the day and night tour), and Restaurant hosts, food, and servers were awesome! I would highly recommend visiting, eating, doing a day and night tour for both experiences, and staying at Myrtles. I felt at home by their top notch hospitality. I will be visiting again. Their knowledge on the tour provided not only the eerie haunted feeling, but also a deep look into the lives of all the people who lived and died at Myrtles. The beauty and history of Myrtles is one you have to go see and hear about! Loved!!!!!
Written July 15, 2020
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Sandy t
Natchez, MS34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
What a great surprise on the renovations of Restaurant 1796 in the Myrtles Plantation. The beautiful setting of the restaurant is situated in what was probably a carriage house at one time.
Covid protocols were all in place, and we were seated in a cozy corner in some unusual chairs that practically covered you up. Our waiter was very attentive, and the presentation and delectability of our dinner was fantastic. We will definitely be going back.
Written October 9, 2020
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