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After a long day of touring plantations, nothing could be more satisfying than setting up camp in Donaldsonville and sitting down to a nice meal, well-paired with a glass of wine. Here’s where world-renowned Chef John Folse's manufacturing plant is located along with his Bittersweet Plantation and Lafitte’s Landing restaurant. Donaldsonville is known not only for its place in Louisiana culinary lore but also for its political significance. It served as the state capital in 1830 when the seat of power was first moved from New Orleans – because the more countrified legislators had become scandalized by the Crescent City’s laissez-faire approach to moral conduct. Though the capital ultimately moved to Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville has maintained the quiet, small-town appeal that first inspired Louisiana legislators to move there. Indeed, the state has designated Donaldsonville as one of its Main Street communities, and it is also home to the intriguing River Road African American Museum.

 

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Inside the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville, Louisiana
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    City: Donaldsonville
    300 Houmas Street Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    This Romanesque revival style building was constructed in 1889 with finely detailed brick arches. The adjacent jail predates the courthouse by more than 20 years. Tours provide insight into this...
    City: Donaldsonville
    716 Mississippi Street Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Beautiful cathedral-like structure built in the late 1800’s, serving the Chruch parish established in 1772 after which Ascension civil parish is named. Originally a mission to serve the...
    City: Donaldsonville
    2179 Hwy. 70 Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Step back in time with the Best Western Plantation Inn. Indicative of the area's plantation heritage, the Inn delivers Southern Louisiana hospitality of a time long ago, enhanced with all the...
    City: Donaldsonville
    817 Bayou Road Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    City: Donaldsonville
    211 Railroad Avenue Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Mon 11am-2pm; Tue-Fri 11:am-2pm & 5pm-9pm; Sat 4pm-9pm; Closed on Sunday / Enjoy authentic South Louisiana fare, award-winning Cajun cuisine, and a unique blend of Cajun, Creole and African...
    City: Donaldsonville
    2275 Hwy. 70 Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    The Comfort Inn® hotel is ideally located in the heart of Louisiana's Plantation Country. Architecture and history buffs will enjoy visiting the many nearby landmarks.  Notable points of...
    City: Donaldsonville
    510 Railroad Avenue Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    The history of generations along the Mississippi River finds expression in the brush strokes of Alvin Batiste, self taught, primitive artist, whose work has been critically acclaimed. Visitors may...
    City: Donaldsonville
    510 Railroad Avenue Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Great gifts and working artist studio for internationally acclaimed primitive artist Alvin Batiste.
    City: Donaldsonville
    100 Bellina Drive Donaldsonville, LA 70346
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After a long day of touring plantations, nothing could be more satisfying than setting up camp in Donaldsonville and sitting down to a nice meal, well-paired with a glass of wine. Here’s where world-renowned Chef John Folse's manufacturing plant is located along with his Bittersweet Plantation and Lafitte’s Landing restaurant. Donaldsonville is known not only for its place in Louisiana culinary lore but also for its political significance. It served as the state capital in 1830 when the seat of power was first moved from New Orleans – because the more countrified legislators had become scandalized by the Crescent City’s laissez-faire approach to moral conduct. Though the capital ultimately moved to Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville has maintained the quiet, small-town appeal that first inspired Louisiana legislators to move there. Indeed, the state has designated Donaldsonville as one of its Main Street communities, and it is also home to the intriguing River Road African American Museum.

 

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