Sitting on the Balcony, drinking coffee and listening to the birds every morning is so serene. These grounds are so beautiful, 300+ year old Oaks remind visitors of the history of this home.
History is what makes this home so special.
Bernardo de Galvez sharing his strategies for the attack on the English at Fort Bute, Fort Richmond then Mobile and Pensacola. The amazing contributions that Louisiana made to the American Revolution is not well known.
Marguerite Bed and Breakfast at Home Place is the place to learn more. Acadians, Indigenous people, Free People of Color, German, Canary Islanders, Spanish and French Militia, and Creoles joined Governor Bernardo de Galvez on their march to take Fort Bute and on to Baton Rouge in 1779.
Marguerite, built in the 1760’s by the French for Commandant of Iberville River (Bayou Manchac), Louis Dutinse. Dutinse recorded transactions of land, marriages, and disputes in Iberville region found in the Iberville Parish Courthouse. Spain owned Louisiana and French Dutinse served under Governor Bernardo de Galvez and followed the Spanish laws.
In 1781, Dutinse recorded transactions of the LeBlanc family purchasing this home and land. This home remained in the LeBlanc family for generations until 1990. Purchased 2 years ago by Connie LeBlanc, it has been renovated by an expert in historic renovation working for years in New Orleans.
Every home has a story. We invite you to experience Marguerite at Home Place.