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African-American Heritage Itinerary: Plantation Country African-American Heritage Itinerary: Plantation Country
Explore the African-American Heritage Trail in the Baton Rouge and St. Francisville Area with this itinerary of things to do.
Tour the River Road and Capital for Plantations, Dining and Outdoor Fun Tour the River Road and Capital for Plantations, Dining and Outdoor Fun
Follow the Mississippi River as it flows through Baton Rouge and the heart of Plantation Country.
In the Kitchen with Chef John Folse In the Kitchen with Chef John Folse
Get to know one of Louisiana's favorite chefs.
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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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