Louisiana's plantations offer a fascinating look at lifestyles of the past and a crucial period in the history of the United States. Many of the state's amazing antebellum mansions remain intact, and are meticulously maintained and furnished with beautiful period pieces. Tour these majestic marvels and their manicured gardens along the Great River Road, and across south and central Louisiana, and learn more about life during an incredible era leading up to the Civil War. You can spend your day touring and even stay overnight at many of the properties. The experience is one you won't forget!
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.