Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lakeport Plantation - Lake Village, Arkansas

Part of our lower Arkansas Delta road trip included a visit to Lakeport Plantation. The plantation is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. The house is is the only Arkansas plantation home still standing on the Mississippi River. Lycurgus and Lydia Johnson built the home in 1859.

The home was placed on the National Historic Register in 1974. In 2002 it was designated as an official project of the Save America's Treasures program through the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Arkansas State University operates the site as a museum and educational center.
I really like the side porch with the pretty wrought iron details.

The tall windows with pretty blue shutters go all the way around the house.
The photo above was taken of the back porch.

The back of the house.

The new bridge between Lake City, AR and Greenville, MS is visible from Lakeport.
I encourage you to step back in time with a visit to Lakeport Plantation.
The plantation house is still surrounded by cotton fields.


  1. Beautiful historic home. What is the cone shaped brick structure?

  2. Babs - good question. It is a cistern. Thanks for following.