We love road trips, and especially if it's somewhere here in Louisiana. Our state is full of history, and sometimes even we don't appreciate it. So, if you are making plans to get out in this beautiful fall weather, how about visiting some of our historic plantations here in the Bayou State?

Some of these unique places have overnight accommodations, tours, and even gift shops. A lot of them are also available for private parties and weddings as well. Only in Louisiana has reminded us of the treasures to behold, right in out own back yards.


  • Oak Alley - Vacherie - one of Louisiana's most famous plantations, and rumored to have been the site where parts of 'Gone with the Wind' was filmed
  • Houmas House - Darrow -  gorgeous gardens, located right on the world famous River Road
  • Nottoway - White Castle - the oldest antebellum mansion in the state
  • Frogmore Cotton Plantation - Ferriday - still a working cotton plantation
  • San Francisco Plantation - Garyville - known for it's opulent and unique architecture
  • Destrehan Plantation - Destrehan - site of one of the annual unique arts and crafts festivals on the River Road
  • Rosedown - St Francisville - a designated State historic site with beautiful gardens and an 8,000 square foot home
  • Melrose - Natchitoches -  former home of world famous folk artist Clementine Hunter, who had been a slave on the plantation
  • St Joseph Plantation - Vacherie - still a working sugar cane plantation
  • Ormond - Destrhan - a famous bed and breakfast destination with beautifyl antiques
  • Ardoyne - Schriever - added to the National Historic Register in 1982
  • Myrtles Plantation - St Francisville - supposedly the most haunted house in America
  • Whitney Plantation - Wallace - home of a groundbreaking slavery museum
  • Laura: a Creole Plantation - Vacherie - where the classic Children's book 'Br'er Rabbit' was written, and the former home of the family of singer Fats Domino

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