Louisiana Plantation Homes

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Louisiana plantation homes were hard hit by the Civil War. Many were destroyed or severely damaged, and their contents were either scattered or destroyed. Today you can visit many of these homes that have been lovingly restored and are now open to public tours or converted into bed and breakfasts. The plantation homes you can see along the River Road from New Orleans to Baton Rouge are fine examples of the way wealthy landowners lived just before the Civil War.

If you're interested in the history of the South, the origins and practices of slavery, why huge plantations were the best way to grow crops such as cotton and sugar cane, you will find some answers in the great Southern plantations of Louisiana. You can visit plantation homes whose current residents are the descendants of the original owners, and, in the case of the Laura Plantation, you will learn that only two families have owned the home in nearly 200 years. If you want to visit several of these wonderful plantation homes in a short time, you can enjoy a coach bus tour.

Louisiana Plantation Homes Information Online

It's simple to find a great getaway plantation bed and breakfast on the Internet. Just pick a state and an area and enter the name of that area plus the words "plantation bed and breakfast" for your search. You will be able to take virtual tours of the plantations on many of the websites, and you can even book your room, suite, or cottage online. If you're thinking about a vacation anywhere near the dates of Mardi Gras, you will need to call book several months or more in advance.

If you're thinking about a plantation bed and breakfast wedding, you can also do much of your planning right on the Internet as well. Plantations that offer wedding facilities will display images of your venue options including indoor ballrooms, formal gardens, or patios and more. Packages and menus, including great Southern cooking, will be described in detail, and the plantation will be happy to discuss the services they provide for your dream wedding.

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