3601 Bayou Rapides Road
Alexandria, LA 71303
Kent House, a raised French-Creole cottage built in 1796, is the oldest remaining structure in central Louisiana. The courageous owner, Robert Hynson, refused to leave his home, thus preventing Union troops retreating from the Battle of Mansfield from setting it on fire. Unfortunately, Hynson could not save his stock or outbuildings from the ravaging army. Many of Kent House's destroyed structures are replicated with antebellum buildings from other plantations. The complex includes a kitchen, slave cabins, carriage house, milk house, blacksmith shop, and sugar mill. The site features living history events throughout the year.
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