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The Victorian on the Avenue was moved to our current location on Railroad Avenue, where the building was saved and renovated by us. We are located in one of the largest historic districts in the state. Nestled in the heart of Plantation Country, directly between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, our city has a diverse heritage that began in 1699. Pierre Le Moyne Sieur de Iberville discovered this area, and Donaldsonville was named for William Donaldson who acquired the territory in 1806. During the Civil War, a star-shaped fort was built where the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche meet, named Fort Butler. The Battle of Fort Butler was the only battle won by Union forces led by African American Slaves. After the war, Donaldsonville recovered and entered economic growth. Today, the city offers new flavors in music, cuisine, and entertainment, all full of tradition and mystery.

Here’s what just a couple of our guests had to say about their experience with The Victorian on the Avenue:

“Thinking of the Traveler – This Bed & Breakfast "on the Avenue" felt much more like a home away from home than any hotel I have ever stayed in. The Victorian was very clean, neatly arranged, comfortable, had all the amenities anyone could want, and was also conveniently close to the downtown Donaldsonville area for dinner. The owners, Donna and Kent Schexsnaydre, really put a lot of thought into the layout, the amenities, and making you feel at home. I would strongly recommend the Victorian to anyone desiring a restful, pleasantly decorated and comfortable room for a vacation stay or extended visit. Thanks for thinking of us travelers. “ ~Ken Faulkner from Brandon, Mississippi.

“A Home Away From Home – while on recent business in Donaldsonville, I was forced to look at alternative lodging due to Hurricane Katrina. I'm glad I found the Victorian in downtown Donaldsonville. The Victorian offers all the amenities I need away from home -- including wireless internet--while making me feel at home, and at a reasonable price. I look forward to my next trip to Donaldsonville.” ~ Mike Lybrand from Hot Springs, Arkansas.


117 Railroad Ave.
Donaldsonville, LA 70346



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