Monday, July 8, 2013
In celebration of John Audubon's stay in West Feliciana, Louisiana, an annual pilgrimage has been held since 1972. Audubon arrived in St. Francisville area in 1821 and was very excited about the lushness of the landscape and the abundant birdlife. Audubon resided at the Oakley Plantation and tutored plantation children in that area.
The Audubon Pilgrimage offers tours of Historic Homes and Gardens, namely Oakley, Wakefield, Beechwood, Catalpa, Evergreenzine, and Rosedown Plantations and Afton Villa Gardens.