Louisiana Plantation Country - a Trip Along River Road

In today's episode, we visit Louisiana plantation country. We'll travel along the stretch of river road from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Along the way, we'll visit twelve plantations.

On today's show, you'll get...

  • An overview of each plantation, and an idea of what to expect.
  • Pointers for how you might approach the trip, depending on the amount of time you have to explore and what you hope to get out of your visit along the Mississippi River.
  • All the ins and outs of where to go, what to see, and how to get there.
Time Stamps 4:08     All the details of planning your visit to New Orleans Plantation Country 10:21    Should I bring children to visit the plantations? 12:38    Getting there 14:34    Where is New Orleans plantation country? 15:06    Early plantation life along the Mississippi River 18:13    Notes about the drive along river road 22:51    Specifics about the plantations 23:04    Group 1: Ormond and Destrehan (pick one for a half day trip) 24:54    Ormond 26:56    Group 2: target these for a day-long trip 27:26    Whitney 32:10    Laura 35:00    St. Joseph’s 36:27    San Francisco 38:24    Evergreen 39:50    Oak Alley 45:06    B & C Seafood - a great place to stop for lunch 46:54    Group 3: 1-2 hours away from New Orleans 47:25    Nottoway 52:17    Houmas House 53:56    Pochè 56:16    Magnolia Mound   Bus Tours and Group Excursions to Plantation Country

Here is a partial list of vendors who offer tours of Louisiana Plantation Country. I have not used any of these and cannot vouch for the quality of the tours.

Cajun Encounters

Cajun Pride


Additional Resources Mentioned in This Episode

While doing research for this episode, I came across an excellent post on a website called Independent Travel Cats. While I have no connection to Jessica and Laurence, I enjoyed their extensive post about a trip they made to the same plantations we discussed today.

Thank You

A big thanks to my wife, Marie Bologna, who accompanied me on this trip along river road. Marie battled a cold the entire time, but was a great sport. She also helped me capture lots of images and even recorded audio notes afterwards to help make this episode rich with details.

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