|Cruisin' the Historic District|
St. Francisville is rich with history. After all, it's right off the Mississippi River. There are six plantation homes that are open to the public for tours in the area. The picturesque historic district has shopping, historic homes, churches, galleries, and much more. It is all walk able and is really the best way to experience the area.
|Walkin' the Historic District|
If you're in town for a weekend then there are numerous bed and breakfast options. We were bummed about not being able to stay at 3-V Tourist Courts, but hopefully you'll have better luck making a reservation. We were fortunate to make arrangements to stay at the construction zone that is currently our camp. There's Lake Rosemound Bed and Breakfast, but I'm a little partial to the (free) camp. I mean, it's my second home.
|Among the graveyard oaks.|
After exploring around the Afton Villa Gardens we headed into St. Francisville to wander. Our first stop was Grace Church. Giant, mossy oaks, and a creepy cemetery surround the circa 1827 church. When we had our fill we then headed down to the old ferry landing. Well, we tried. The Mississippi River was up and the river water was cascading over the road like a waterfall. It was a sight.
|Mississippi River Cascading over the Road|
We then headed towards the courthouse. We walked along the streets lined with historic homes. We pointed out our favorites or things we appreciated about their character. The darling gift shops were beginning to close for the day. We took our cue and headed to Magnolia Cafe for dinner. Magnolia is consistently good. The food is reasonably priced and on Friday and Saturday nights they host a band! Another good choice is The Francis, but be warned it fills up quickly and parking is limited. If you're in town through the weekend then be sure to do breakfast at Birdman Cafe. You won't regret it...especially if you need a coffee fix!
|Many adventures end at Magnolia Cafe.|
Tired from a day of exploring St. Francisville, we headed to Lake Rosemound and call it a night. Natchez was on tap for the next day. Stay tuned for our wandering of Natchez.