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Shopping

DISTRICT MERCHANTILE
225-635-4199 ∙ districtmerchantile.com ∙ 11914 Ferdinand  
1800’s general store still operating today.  Offering coffee, gifts, home accessories, antiques

BIRDS OF A FEATHER
318-348-6660 ∙ 11952 Ferdinand St  
Home & garden Ctr specializing in European antiques, fine consignments, and specialized container plantings
Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sunday 11-4

MA MILLES GIFTS
225-635-2770 ∙ 11911 Ferdinand  
Women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, gifts, and more

ST. FRANCISVILLE FARMER’S MARKET
225-635-2770 ∙ 9962 Wilcox
The local farmer’s market offers fresh produce, honey, and more to local customers.  Everything sold is great quality and, more importantly, fresh.  Thursdays 9 am – 1 pm.

TEMPLE DESIGN
225-635-9454 ∙ 11888 Ferdinand  
Your source for St. Francisville branded caps, shirts, and much more.

BASEL'S MARKET
225-245-5078 | 5951 Commerce St
Gourmet sandwiches & fine gifts
Serving breakfast & lunch
Tuesday-Saturday 8 am - 4 pm

PATRICK’S FINE JEWELRY
225-635-4614 ∙ 5451 Live Oak Center  
Visitors from as far away as Texas visit Patrick’s and end up with jewelry.  Absolutely beautiful store.  Bring your credit card!!

NK BOUTIQUE
225-635-7217 | 11393 Ferdinand
Jewelry, hats, Veja Sneakers, Trina Turk, weekend bubbly.  Monday 10-4, Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4

PREVAIL & REIGN
225-678-9602 | 11921 Ferdinand
Trulux candles, Ikat handbags, Hardwear jewelry, youthful women’s fashions, statement accessories, TAHNYC Skincare

BARLOW FASHION & DEYO
225-434-1988 | 5755 Commerce
Sibling shops featuring upmarket women and men’s clothing in a sleek, mixed-use storefront.  Queen of Sparkles, THMC, Peter Millar, Faherty, Howler Brothers, and much more.  Mon-Sat 10-5.  Closed Sunday.

LA VIE BOUTIQUE
225-635-4333 | 5451 Live Oak Center Dr
Unique furniture, mirrors, linens, art, stemware, & much more.

BSPOKE 4U
225-245-5088 | 11892 Ferdinand
Unique store offering DIY furniture-painting supplies, Iron Orchid, Sister Craft, LAFCO, and more.  Tue-Sat 9-6, Sun 10-2

CONUNDRUM BOOKS
225-245-5025 | 11917 Ferdinand
Fine books.  Audio books.  Unique, independent, regional, and best sellers.  Tue-Sat 10-4

MIA SOPHIA FLORIST
225-635-3339 | 5455 Live Oak Center Dr

FINDINGS
225-721-0464
Antiques and other great finds
7139 US-61, St. Francisville
Next to IGA

SAGE HILL
225-635-3379
Local shop for all your home & gift needs.  Also have apparel, jewelry, & accessories
5622 Commerce St. (across from post office)
Open Daily 10 - 5

STEMS FLORIST
225-245-5014
Amazing floral arrangements
By appointment only

NOUVELLE CANDLE COMPANY
816-641-5700 | 5641 Commerce
Wholesale candle manufacturers selling nationwide.  Retail sales available this location.  Holiday, specialized container, marble, glass.  Call for retail hours.

THE CORBEL
225-654-0130 | 5741 Commerce
Home accessories & gifts.  Unique lighting.  Manufacturer of handmade furniture from reclaimed cypress.  Antique corbels, antique doors, stain glass windows, much more.  Beautiful showroom open Mon-Sat 10-5.  Adjacent to Barlow & Deyo

ST. FRANCISVILLE RENTALS
225-324-4052
Street legal Club Car golf cars for use in St. Francisville's Historic District.

COTTON EXCHANGE
225-535-0819 ∙ cottonexchangestfrancisville.com ∙ 11892 Ferdinand  
Women’s clothing.  Stylish comfort.  Barbour, Susan Shaw, Mimosa Hand Crafted, Alashan Cashmere, and much more

BACKWOODS GALLERY
11931 Ferdinand Street (across from Town Hall)

Restaurants

THE ST. FRANCISVILLE INN
225-635-6502 ∙ 5720 Commerce  
Once again voted one of the top restaurants in North America.  Hand carved steaks, fresh Redfish, mouth watering veal, enormous crabcakes, and much more.  Full bar.  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  Call for reservations.  Open daily.

CAFÉ PETRA
225-635-4035 ∙ 5712 Commerce  
Greek & Lebanese.  Homemade hummus, lentel soup, kabobs.  Full bar.  Open daily.

THE CHILL MILL
225-245-5068 ∙10003 Wilcox Street
The best frozen drinks in town.  Popular with locals.
Mon-Wed 3PM-10PM, Thur 3PM-11PM, Fri & Sat 3 PM-2 AM

THE FRANCIS SMOKEHOUSE
225-245-5046 ∙ 6779 US-61  
Excellent boudin, in-house smoked BBQ pork, chicken, beef, ribs, fried chicken.  Homemade pizzas to go.  Hand carved steaks to go.

THE FRANCIS SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR
225-635-.0033 ∙ 6747 US-Hwy 61  
Everything from salads to steaks to boudin to fried crab claws.  Fresh shucked oysters.  Daily specials.  Full bar.  Open daily.

AUDUBON CAFE
225-635-5446
∙ 7143 US-61 (next to IGA & Findings)
Another tucked-away eatery for locals
Mon 7 AM-2 PM, Thurs-Fri 7 AM-2 PM, Sat 7-11AM, Sun 7-2PM

EL MEJOR BAR & GRILL
225-635-4915 ∙ 5051 US-61  
Excellent chips & guacamole, large Mexican menu plus American items as well.  Live music many nights.

MAGNOLIA CAFE
225-635-6528 ∙ 5689 Commerce
Popular with local residents.  Well made sandwiches, soups, salads, and daily specials.  Indoor and outdoor seating.  Don’t miss the homemade cookies baked daily!

QUE PASA
225-784-0161 ∙ 6371 US-Hwy 61  
Some of the best top shelf margaritas in the State.  Excellent Mexican fare.  Located in town.

RESTAURANT 1796
225-784-4096 ∙ 7747 US-Hwy 61  
Centered around a 10’ wood-fired hearth, Restaurant 1796 prides itself on fresh, Southern ingredients finished to perfection over the fire with a shared experience reminiscent of a family holiday gathering.

THE BIRDMAN
225-635-3665 ∙ 5687 Commerce Street  
If you want to hang with the locals, this is the place to be for breakfast.

BAYOU SARA BREWING
225-445-7436 ∙ 11943 Ferdinand Street (across St. Francisville Inn)
Local brewers Steve McKinney & Doug Cochran are bringing St. Francisville's first microbrewery to life in Summer of 2024.  Rumor has it they will have the South's best chili dog.  We shall see.
Corner of Ferdinand & Commerce Streets

BIG RIVER PIZZA
Telephone (TBD) ∙ 5725 Commerce Street (next to Bayou Sara Brewing & The Corbel)
Morgan & Lizzie Moss of The Myrtles fame introduce Neapolitan pizza to the town beginning May 2024.  Will also have side access ice cream shop & speak easy in the rear featuring craft cocktails.
Monday-Thursday 11-9 PM, Friday & Saturday 11-10 PM, Sunday 11-3 PM

EAST DRAGON
225-635-6777 ∙ 10003 Wilcox Street
Authentic & delicious Chinese cuisine.  Large menu with extensive variety.
Monday-Saturday 10:30 - 9 PM

Outdoor Activities

BARN HILL NATURE PRESERVE
225-286-3003 ∙ 11342 Louisiana 955, Ethyl, LA  
With us since 2012, the preserve operates with the gol of educating students about wildlife & conservation.  Regardless, it’s a blast.  Giraffes, camels, tree sloths, river otters and more make this downright fun to visit.  About 30 minute drive from St.Francisville.

WEST FELICIANA SPORTS PARK
225-784-8447 ∙ 10226 W. Feliciana Parkway  
Yes, the photo above is accurate.  A 10’ high, 3’ wide bike bridge with no side rails.  It’s part of The Beast, an 8 mile long bike trail at the West Feliciana Sports Park.  It also has archery, basketball, baseball, soccer, football, pickleball, you name it.   Bring your bike and a first aid kit!

MARYANN BROWN NATURE PRESERVE
225-338-1040 ∙ 13515 LA 965  
This walking trail is located 11 minutes away from downtown St. Francisville.  The preserve has two trails that, when combined, provide the opportunity to explore two miles of beech magnolia forest and several streams along the way.  Open during sunlight.

TUNICA HILLS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

985-543-4781 ∙ LA-66, St. Francisville  
Wildlife area offering horseback riding, hiking, and other outdoor recreations, plus some hunting.  Maintained by Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries.  Composed of two tracks.  The north tract is 2,346 acres directly adjacent to the penitentiary.  The south tract is 4,156 acres is off Old Tunica Road and is part of the Natchez Trace System.  Has been used for travel since Colonial times.

Plantations


ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE
225-635-3332 ∙ 12501 LA-10
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site is an 8,000-square-foot historic home and former plantation.  Built in 1835 by Daniel and Martha Turnbull, it is one of the most documented and intact plantation complexes in the Southern United States.   Hourly tours.

OAKLEY PLANTATION AT AUDUBON HISTORIC SITE
225-635-3739 ∙ 11788 LA-965
Today 100 acres of the original Oakley Plantation, where artist naturalist John James Audubon stayed in the late summer of 1821 is open to the public. The site is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday – Sunday. The site includes an interpretive center and guided tours are offered daily of Oakley House from 10 am to 4 pm on the hour. Visitors may tour on their own the gardens, slave cabins, barn and kitchen of the plantation.

GREENWOOD PLANTATION
225-635-3739 ∙ 11788 LA-965
Greenwood Plantation was built in 1830 by William Ruffin Barrow in the Greek Revival style of architecture with 28 columns surrounding the mansion. It is considered the South’s finest example of classic colonial. The original house burned down in 1960 leaving behind just the columns and front steps. It was rebuilt and now stands substantially as it did over a century ago amidst multiple alleys of mature, majestic, moss draped oaks. Furnishings include beautiful 1830 original Barrow family pieces. Also displayed are pieces from the many movies filmed on location. Greenwood is a favorite of Hollywood which has been featured in movies including “Louisiana,” “North & South,” “GI Joe II,” and “Jeepers Creepers III.”

MYRTLES PLANTATION
225-635-6277 ∙ 7747 US-Hwy 61

The Myrtles is steeped in history that has been passed down since the 1700’s.  Visit The Myrtles and see why they are known as one of the most haunted homes in America.

AFTON VILLA GARDENS
(844) 827-9789∙ 9347 US-Hwy 61
Though the gothic revival home burned in 1963, the garden are still beautiful and worth the $5 to visit.  Best time is late March through late May.

Downtown St. Francisville

W. FELICIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
225-635-6330 ∙ 11757 Ferdinand St.

The West Feliciana Historical Society played a great part in leading the way for the preservation of the Historic District in St. Francisville . Along with the City of St. Francisville, the Mayor and Town Council, the Historic District Commission, St.Francisville Main Street and the West Feliciana Tourism Commission, the Historical Society works toward preserving this unique, wonderful jewel of culture and people ... St.Francisville. 

HISTORIC DISTRICT
St. Francisville’s Historic District is essentially a living museum, with many of the town’s original homes now standing fully restored as primary residences.  In the downtown area, historic buildings are marked with a small sign in the front yard with the year the home was built, original owner, and its historical significance. 

HISTORIC CHURCHES
With history comes religion, and St. Francisville definitely has both.  In downtown St. Francisville, there are threehistoric churches and a synagogue that have been bringing the community together since they were founded.  Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church sits atop the hill just before geteting to the Mississippi River and was built in1871.

Grace Episcopal Church was completed in 1860 and in 1863, was damaged in the Civil War, but was repaired in 1893.

The United Methodist Church was originally built in Bayour Sara in 1844, but was moved up the hill to St. Francisville in the 1940’s.  A must see are the rounded, hand-built pews.
In the 1800’s, St. Francisville had a thriving Jewish community.  Many arrived around 1850, just as cotton was turning St. Francisville into a trading hub.  Upon their arrival from Germany, many jews migrated up the Mississippi River, settling into small towns such as St. Francisville.  Temple Sinai is shown left.

Events & Festivals

One of the highlights of living in St. Francisville is the myriad of events that the town offers almost monthly.  The Yellow Leaf Festival, the Tunica Hills Music Fest, Walker Percy Weekend (he was an author), Christmas in the Country, the Day the War Stopped (civil war re-enactment), the Food & Wine Festival (huge), The Witches Ride (huge), The Angola Prison Rodeo (beyond huge) which is held twice yearly in the spring and fall, July 4th celebrations.   Throw in antique car shows, random art workshops, a Banjo workshop at the library every Wednesday, random concerts, Vibes in the Ville, which offers live music weekly in the summer, and the list goes on and on.

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