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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
Click on the name to get a more in-depth look at the plantations, see pictures, maps, other activities near by, and more.

Butler-Greenwood Plantation

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 Plantation
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..

Cottage Plantation

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.

Houmas House
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..

Laura Plantation

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.

Myrtles Plantation
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..

Nottoway Plantation
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..

Oakley House
The main feature of the 100-acre Audubon State Historic Site is the Oakley House where John James Audubon lived for a short time.

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
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 & Historic District
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.

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