The Colonel’s Comfortable Classic

Acadian House

Guests arriving at Acadian House
in August, 1860.

Perhaps more than any other structure in Dixie Landings, the Acadian House stands as a monument to the drive, dedication and enthusiasm of the town’s founding families.

Built in stages throughout the middle 1800s under the guiding hand of the illustrious Colonel J.C., the Acadian House reflects both his simple, unassuming tastes in architecture and his worldly appreciation of good friends and neighbors.

A winding roadway lined by a charming log fence leads to the entrance where guests are greeted by an elegant fountain and the staircase leading to what was once the mansion’s stately parlor. Originally a rather simple single home, the mansion grew as Dixie Landings did. Neighbors would pay visits on one another regularly, the cotton trade brought numerous business guests, and steamboats along the vital Sassagoula accounted for a steady stream of visitors from across the country. The two roomy wings, both constructed with fine New England brick brought by steamboat down the Sassagoula, were added to accommodate the many friends and associates who called on the Colonel and his family over the years.

Finally, completed around 1852, the Acadian House is today the oldest of the area’s exquisite plantation homes. This stately mansion is, in a sense, the house the Sassagoula built.

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