Despite some rain Friday night and cooler temperatures, the 45th annual Audubon Pilgrimage was celebrated over the weekend around West Feliciana Parish.

Visitors toured historic homes and gardens, enjoyed demonstrations and performances and learned about the Louisiana’s English Plantation Country.

Guests visited The Cabildo, The Myrtles, Rosale Plantation and Vinci Cottage at Virginia — as well as Afton Villa Gardens and Woodleigh Garden, Audubon and Rosedown State Historic sites and the parish’s historic churches.

Activities from the daily lives of 19th century residents were on display at the Rural Homestead, and other highlights included children dancing and singing around a maypole, the Light Up the Night Soiree and a play highlighting John James Audubon, whose time in the parish is celebrated each year.