Visit Locust Grove Cemetery

May 08, 2022

Locust Grove Plantation Historic Site, with one of the most historic cemeteries in Louisiana, will be open for visitation from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2022. The plantation once owned by Luther Smith and Anna Davis Smith, sister of Jefferson Davis, became the final resting place for many figures important in the early history of Louisiana. Experience history through figures like Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor and short lived wife of Jefferson Davis, who died at Locust Grove Plantation.  See the grave of Major General  Eleazar Ripley, one of the earliest generals of the young country and who  invaded Canada during the War of 1812. After one of the largest battles in Canada he was known as "The Hero of the Battle of Lundy's Lane." No staff nor facilities are on site. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site at 1-225-635-3739.