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Address: 601 Highway 142, Lake Village, AR 71653-6146
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Lakeport Plantation is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site near Lake...

Lakeport Plantation is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site near Lake Village and Greenville, MS. The house was constructed ca. 1859 for Lycurgus and Lydia Johnson. It is the only remaining Arkansas antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River. ASU began restoration of the house in 2003 and the house opened to the public in September 2007.

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This is not your average plantation home, cause it's not crammed with period objects and your not welcomed by a guide dressed up in period dress. This home is almost empty except... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This is not your average plantation home, cause it's not crammed with period objects and your not welcomed by a guide dressed up in period dress. This home is almost empty except for a couple of objects proven to belong to the house. But its main interest lies in the (modern) scientific approach of how research is done, influencing the... More 

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Long Lake
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a restrictive time schedule and the host accommodated us. He was knowledgeable and gave us aninteresting tour answering all our questions. Very worthwhile stop.

Thank Lmagnum
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158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This old home is restored beautifully and no details or expense were spared at all Sits in a field of cotton

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

My trip last back East last year yielded many off the beaten path surprises. Lakeport Plantation being one of them. I was impressed with the restoration, and even more so, when I discovered university students had done much of the work. The guide knew the history of the plantation and easily answered all of my questions. This was the highlight... More 

Thank Jay B
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Rather than create another "pretty house," this restoration focuses on the lifestyles and relationships between the people who lived and worked at Lakeport. This is the only remaining Arkansas Plantation home on the Mississippi River. It was built in 1859 for the Lycurgus Johnson family, remained in the family until 1927. The plantation was gifted to Arkansas State U. in... More 

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Lakeport_ar, Manager at Lakeport Plantation, responded to this review

Sorry we missed you Robert. The herringbone pattern brick walkway does recreate the original. Most of the walkway was covered with dirt in grass when restoration started. Archaeologists uncovered and documented the remaining bricks. These old bricks are very fragile and would not hold up to use today. What's left of the original is under the new walkway. You might... More 

Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We found this place on Google, travelled down from tunica 2 and 1/2 hours to catch the 2 pm tour.. Amanda our tour guide was lovely, very informative. The house has been beautifully restored. It only has some furniture in it. You really need a tour to tell you about the history and stories which are connected to the house.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife and I made the trip down to southeast Arkansas to visit the only remaining antebellum plantation remaining on the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River. ASU has done an awesome job of restoring this grand old house and we really enjoyed the tour. There's not a lot of furniture in the house, but the tour focuses on the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

You mustn't miss this! Do go here if you love history, but even if you don't it's an amazing place in AR to tour! Blake was our guide for this tour and we had a wonderful time touring the house and seeing cotton fields. So many homes like this that you see in other states don't offer what this unique... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

You drive up to this gorgeous piece of history surrounded by fields of cotton and soy beans. You can just imagine what it would have been like in the 1800's. There is a Visitor Center to stop in to when you first arrive. There is a small gravel parking area next to it with steps or a ramp to get... More 

Thank redheadedmama
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great reminder of a time gone and the lives that were effected. We really enjoyed our tour guide. Ms knight......she was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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