Louisiana has the most colorful history of any state and of many countries. Beginning long before the Louisiana Purchase, our state took shape in prehistoric times. We have had a past of many battles, on the battlefield and in the political arena. Louisiana's architecture is a lasting impression of French and Spanish rule. Today, there are many reminders of the past in our museums, plantations, historic sites and attractions.
Sited along the serpentine Mississippi River and just a short drive from New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Darrow is home to several of the historic plantations that have made the River Road area so famous. Hermitage Museum is known as Louisiana's earliest Greek Revival mansion. Brocage Plantation, built in 1837, welcomes tours and overnight guests to its bed and breakfast. Visitors to Houmas House, also known as "The Sugar Palace," step back in time ot learn about sugar cane farming, Civil War history and Louisiana life during the antebellum period.