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Address: 601 Highway 142, Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone Number: +1 870-265-6031
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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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If you are into history

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jay B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We visited the Plantation on 16 May and were given the 10am tour by Assistant Director Blake Wintory, Ph.D. It was the BEST tour my wife and I can ever remember having and was extremely informative. We would recommend this tour to anyone who is passing through the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Lakeport is open for very limited hours and the visitor center and house were closed when we visited. We wish we could have gone in the house to see the historical architecture and conservation work being done by University of Arkansas. Thanks to the internet and a few interpretive signs we still enjoyed walking around the grounds and exterior of... More 

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Lakeport_ar, Manager at Lakeport Plantation, responded to this review

Michelle, Sorry we missed you when you stopped by Lakeport, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. I don't think it is fair to say we have "very limited hours." Potential visitors can locate our hours on our website, phone message, brochure, and several online platforms. We are open Monday through Friday throughout the year. We have regularly scheduled tours twice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

If you love History than you must see this Plantation. I can just feel the lives that were in this place and also the sorrow. It is very well maintained and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.

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