Audubon State Historic Site hosts A Colonial Christmas Dec. 7

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

ST. FRANCISVILLE - Journey back into history, to the year 1810, during A Colonial Christmas at Audubon State Historic Site on Saturday, Dec. 7.

There will be candlelight tours of Oakley House accompanied by live period music, along with wassail and snacks available at the outdoor kitchen from 6 – 8 p.m.

Take a walk and see the blacksmith at work or taste a hot chestnut roasted over an open fire.

“The Louisiana Vintage Dancers” will also be in the theater, inviting visitors to join in and learn a dance step or two from the 1800s.

Audubon State Historic Site is the setting for the 200-year-old Oakley House, temporary home and inspiration to John James Audubon in the 1800s.

The park includes a museum, picnic areas, historic buildings, pavilion, and nature trail. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Oakley House and its lush natural settings are open daily Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.