If you are traveling throughout Louisiana you
will be amazed at the numerous grand plantation homes and
historic mansions along the way. As you tour these homes you
will see some of the finest examples of Greek Revival style
architecture, Victorian Renaissance Revival influenced architecture,
authentic Creole style and more.
Some of the plantations now offer visitors the opportunity
to spend the night in rooms decorated with great canopy beds
and period furniture. The Myrtles Plantation even offers visitors
an opportunity to spend the night in what has been rumored
as haunted rooms.
Visiting the plantation homes and districts
allows travelers to look in depth at the lifestyles of the
earlier residents. As you walk the grounds of these massive
homes you will be able to feel more closely, the Louisiana
history and culture of the people who live here.
Featured Plantation Homes
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The history of Greenwood Plantation provides an excellent
illustration of how southern women managed great southern
plantations. Located right outside of St. Francisville, La..
Catalpa's alley is one of a limited number of plantation oak
alleys which survive across the state. Located 2 1/2 miles
north of St. Francisville, La..
Every room was originally furnished with a hand carved fireplace
mantel, some with extreme simplicity and others elaborate
with fluted Doric columns and panels in a sunburst design.
Located 6 miles north of St. Francisville, La..
These "Gone With the Wind" era houses lined River
Road on the eve of the Civil War, but many more have been
lost over the years than have survived.
Significant in the area of architecture as an excellent example
of a plantation house designed in the peripteral mode of the
Greek Revival. Located in Darow, La.
Judge Poche Plantation House
Architecturally the house stands as a fine example of a raised
plantation house built under the influence of the Victorian
Renaissance Revival. Located in Convent, La..
One of the 15 surviving plantation complexes in the state
offering a rare collection of outbuildings and a raised Creole
plantation "big house." Located in Vacherie, La
between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Madewood Plantation House
Madewood represents one of the finest and purest examples
of the Greek Revival style architecture in a plantation home.
A National Historic Landmark located in Napoleonville, La.
Touted as one of the most haunted houses in America, as it
was the scene of a Reconstruction-era murder and other more
natural deaths that have entered into local folklore over
the years. Located in St. Francisville, La..
Nottaway sites about 200 feet behind the Mississippi River
Levee surrounded by oaks, magnolias, pecan trees and sweet
olives. It is one of the largest antebellum houses in the
south. Located in White Castle, La..
The main feature of the 100-acre Audubon State Historic Site
is the Oakley House where John James Audubon lived for a short
San Francisco Plantation House
Constructed between 1849 - 1850, this house is one of the
most ornate of Louisiana plantation houses and it has been
featured as one of the major sites in the New Orleans area
in numerous periodicals around the world.
St. Emma Plantation House
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The house stands five bays wide and three rooms deep, all
around a central hall. One of the larger floorplans for a
raised plantation home.
Whitney Plantation House &
Located in the historic district of Whitney, this house is
architecturally important statewide as one of the Louisiana's
most important examples of Creole architecture.