Lakeport Plantation

The Lakeport Plantation house, a modified Greek Revival home built circa 1859, is one of Arkansas's premiere historic structures and the only remaining Arkansas plantation home on the Mississippi River that hasn't been extensively altered. It was built for the Lycurgus Johnson family, part of a political dynasty that extended from Virginia to Kentucky to Arkansas. Additionally, the plantation is representative of the westernmost expansion of the antebellum slave-based economy.

Lakeport Plantation has remained in continuous cotton production since the 1830s when enslaved workers carved it from the heavily forested Arkansas frontier. Thus, it provides complete documentation of agricultural development in the region and the accompanying changes in the African American experience.  The Arkansas State University Heritage Site has been restored as a model preservation project and includes exhibits focused on the people who lived and worked at the Lakeport Plantation.


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Latitude: 33.255244 Longitude: -91.156318 Elevation: 122 ft
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Hours Open

Tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday; Additional Saturday hours from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. during June and July

Time Period Represented

Antebellum and Reconstruction

Seasons Open

Year Round

Visitor Fees

$5 general admission; $3 for seniors and groups of 10 or more

Accessibility Notes

First floor of the restored plantation home is accessible.  A slide show is available showing the second floor.  Handicapped accessible restrooms are available in an education facility on the grounds. 

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