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Lakeport Plantation

The Lakeport Plantation house, a modified Greek Revival home built circa 1859, is one of Arkansas' 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. The house was gifted to Arkansas State University by the Sam Epstein Angel family and has been fully restored.  Today it shares the stories of those who lived and worked on the plantation, from enslaved laborers and later tenant farmers, to the craftsmen who created the original finishes, to the families that owned the plantation, to the restoration team that brought it back to life.Lakeport is an official Interpretive Center for the Great River Road National Scenic Byway and a stop on the African American Heritage Trail.

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601 Highway 142. Turn south off U. S. 82 (near the Mississippi River bridge) and go two miles on Highway 142 to the plantation. Entrance is a gravel drive at a bend in the highway.; There is a sign that says Lakeport Plantation., Lake Village, Arkansas
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Great River Road