The Victorian-era Otis House is available for tours
The Victorian-era Otis House, available for tours

Otis House at Fairview-Riverside State Park

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The following parks received significant damage from Hurricane Ida and will remain closed until further notice.

  • Fontainebleau State Park 
  • Grand Isle State Park
  • Fairview-Riverside State Park
  • Tickfaw State Park
  • Bayou Segnette State Park

 

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119 Fairview Drive
Madisonville, LA 70447
United States

Hours of Operation

Temporarily closed.  

When you enter the park, you will notice a large home facing the water. This is Otis House, originally built in the 1880s as the family home for sawmill owner William Theodore Jay. It was later purchased and renovated in the 1930s by Frank Otis, serving as his summer home until his death in 1962. Mr. Otis left the property to the State of Louisiana to be developed into a recreational site for visitors. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

The Otis House Museum is temporarily closed due to the pandemic but would normally offer tours Wednesday – Sunday, and is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Museum admission is $4 per adult. Children (12 and under) and seniors (62 and over) are admitted free. Call 985-792-4652 for group tour information. 

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Spectacular Live Oaks at Otis House
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Spectacular Live Oaks at Otis House
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Frank Otis left his summer home to the state of Louisiana
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Frank Otis left his summer home to the state of Louisiana
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Otis House was the summer home of Frank Otis in the 1930s
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Otis House was the summer home of Frank Otis in the 1930s
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Fairview-Riverside State Park
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Stately oaks keep the park nice and shady for a relaxing day out

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