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Tours

There are two tours daily of the Lakeport Plantation: one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Regular Saturday tours are offered from Memorial Day Weekend through July. See below for more information and exceptions.

Regular Hours ( Year Round)

Monday-Friday Tours 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tours begin on the hour at the Lakeport Education Center.

For group tours and other questions, call us 870.265.6031.

Closed Saturdays* & Sundays

*See Summer Hours for additional Saturday tours

Summer Hours - May 20-July 29, 2017 (Additional Saturday Tours)

From May 20 through July 29, 2017, Lakeport opens its doors for tours on Saturdays:

Tours begin on the hour at the Lakeport Education Center.

Open Saturdays – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday-Friday Tours 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tours begin on the hour at the Lakeport Education Center.

For group tours and other questions, call us 870.265.6031.

Closed Sundays

Closed Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017)
Closed for Independence Day ( Tuesday, July 4)

Holiday Closings

New Year’s, January 1, 2017
Memorial Day, May 29, 2017
Independence Day, July 4, 2017
Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2017
Thanksgiving, November 23-26, 2017
Christmas & New Year’s December 18-January 1, 2018

Admission

General – $5 per person.
Senior citizen – $3 per person.
Group rate (minimum of 8 group members) – $3 per person.

How to get here

Lakeport Plantation is located in Chicot County, Arkansas, a few hours from Memphis, Little Rock, Jackson or New Orleans. It serves as the southern anchor for the Arkansas portion of the Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway that spans 10 states on both sides of the Mississippi River. Lakeport is convenient to the new Hwy 82 Bridge. The bridge spans the Mississippi River to connect Lake Village, Arkansas to Greenville, Mississippi and is just 2 miles from Lakeport

Traveling from Lake Village, AR

1 Head west on Main Street toward S. Duval Street
2 Turn left onto Commerce Street
3 Turn right onto US-278/US-65/US-82
4 Turn right onto State Hwy 142
5 Turn left

Total: 12.5 mi – about 19 mins

Traveling from Greenville, MS

1 Head west on US-278 W/US-82 W toward Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
2 Turn left onto State Hwy 142 (signs for Arkansas 142/Lakeport)

Total: 14.4 mi – about 21 mins

Traveling from Jonesboro, AR

1 Get on US 49 N/US-63 S from S Church St, S Main St and Harrisburg Rd
2 Continue on US-63 S. Take US-61 S to State Hwy 142 in Carlton
3 Merge onto US 49 N/US-63 S
4 Take exit 1A for Interstate 55 S toward Memphis
5 Merge onto I-55 S. Entering Tennessee
6 Take the exit to stay on I-55 S toward Jackson Miss
7 Take exit 7 to merge onto US-61 S/S 3rd St toward Vicksburg. Continue to follow US-61 S. Entering Mississippi
8 Merge onto US-278 W/US-82 W via the ramp to Greenville. Entering Arkansas
9 Turn left onto State Hwy 142 (signs for Arkansas 142/Lakeport). Destination will be on the left.

Total: 232 mi – about 3h 56 mins

Traveling from Little Rock, AR

1 Get on I-630 E from Woodlane St
2 Follow I-530 S and US-65 S to State Hwy 142 in Carlton
3 Merge onto I-630 E
4 Take exit 139A-139B for I-30 W/I-30 E toward Texarkana/N Little Rock
5 Take exit 139B to merge onto I-30 W toward Texarkana
6 Continue onto US-167 S/US-65 S
7 Continue onto I-530 S
8 Continue onto US-425 S/US-65 S
9 Continue onto I-530 S. Continue onto US-278 E/US-82 E
10 Turn right onto State Hwy 142. Destination will be on the left

Total: 140 mi – about 2h 20 mins

Traveling from Memphis, TN

1 Beginning at the Memphis International Airport
2 Head west on Winchester Rd
3 Continue onto E Mitchell Rd
4 Turn left onto US-61 S/S 3rd St
5 Continue to follow US-61 S. Entering Mississippi
6 Merge onto US-278 W/US-82 W via the ramp to Greenville. Entering Arkansas
7 Turn left onto State Hwy 142 (signs for Arkansas 142/Lakeport). Destination will be on the left.

Total: 161 mi – about 2h 51 mins

Traveling from New Orleans, LA

1 Get on I-10 W from Poydras St
2 Head north on Carondelet St toward Union St
3 Take the 1st left onto Union St
4 Turn left onto Baronne St
5 Take the 2nd right onto Poydras St
6 Slight left to merge onto I-10 W toward Baton Rouge
7 Take I-55 N to MS-27 N in Copiah County. Take exit 72 from I-55 N
8 Merge onto I-10 W
9 Take exit 210 for Interstate 55 N toward Hammond
10 Merge onto I-55 N. Entering Mississippi
11 Take exit 72 for MS-27 N toward Utica
12 Get on I-20 W in Vicksburg from MS-27 N
13 Turn left onto MS-27 N
14 Turn right onto MS-18 E
15 Turn left onto MS-27 N
16 Turn left onto US-80/Clay St/Old U.S. 80
17 Slight right to merge onto I-20 W
18 Follow I-20 W to Broadway St in Delhi. Take exit 153 from I-20 W
19 Merge onto I-20 W. Take exit 153 toward Delhi
20 Take LA-17 N and US-65 N to State Hwy 142 in Planters
21 Turn right onto Broadway St. Continue onto LA-17N/Main St.
22 Continue onto AR-159 N/S Archer St. Turn right onto W. Lee St.
23 Take the 1st left onto S Main St. Turn right onto E Armstrong St
24 Turn left onto US-65 N. Turn right onto US-278 E/US-82E
25 Turn right onto State Hwy 142. Destination will be on the left.

Total: 292 mi – about 4h 41 mins

 

 

Cotton was first grown at Lakeport by Joel Johnson in 1831--nearly three decades before the 1859 Lakeport house was constructed.

Cotton was first grown at Lakeport by Joel Johnson in 1831–nearly three decades before the 1859 Lakeport house was constructed.

Hwy 82 Bridge connects Washington County, Mississippi and Chicot County, Arkansas

Just 2 miles from Lakeport, the new Hwy 82 Bridge spans the Mississippi River connecting Lake Village, Arkansas to Greenville, Mississippi.



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