Plantation Country, Louisiana

The drive from New Orleans into Louisiana’s Plantation Country follows the Great (Mississippi) River Road to antebellum plantation homes and remnants of the sugar cane fields that once sustained them. Beneath moss-draped oaks and Greek Revival-style columns, several of the plantations are restored and invite tours. This overview will help you map your itinerary, but one tip: Evergreen Plantation in Edgard is your unique chance to tour a working sugar cane plantation with several out-buildings preserved, including slave cabins.