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AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC SITE PRESENTS LIFE IN A SLAVE CABIN Those wishing for a look into Louisiana's history need only to go toAudubon State Historic Site to experience Life in a Slave Cabin onSaturday, May 5. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. tours are offered through the historic slave cabins of the plantation. There they will see how slaves lived, hear stories of their struggles and accomplishments, then compare life, later, in a sharecroppers cabin."Every day, and with every visit, we want the visitor to the park not to just have a visit but an experience." says John House, site manager. Audubon SHS 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 in1973, Oakley House and its lush natural settings are open daily from 9a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. The $4 adult admission to Audubon SHS includes the site video historypresentation, the plantation house tour and all special programs.Children (12 and under) and senior citizens (62 and older) are admittedfree. Audubon SHS is located 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge near St.Francisville on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish. For more information,visit Audubonstatehistoricsite@wordpress.com or call 888.677.2838 tollfree or 635.3739 in the St. Francisville area.
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