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San Francisco Plantation House, a historical landmark in Garyville, dates back to 1849 and is greatly cherished for its noteworthy architecture and is a must-see for all the historical enthusiasts. When you visit San Francisco Plantation House, costumed tour guides take you through the mansion, sharing details of the property’s construction and history. Embellished in hues of blue and pristine white, it is surrounded by lush greenery on all four sides and is also rented for weddings.
Established in 1971, St. Bernard State Park was previously owned by the former senator of the state, Lynn Dean and his wife. Covering an area of 358 acres (144.8 hectares), this park is scattered with forests and marshes. Hike along the scenic trails and revel in the area’s flora and fauna. The park includes facilities like several campsites, picnic pavilions, restrooms and grilling areas.
Located amidst the luscious green fields of Edgard, Evergreen Plantation is a historic plantation that came into being before the civil war. The main mansion was constructed in the 18th Century in Greek revival style of architecture with other building structures and slaves quarters surrounding it. Plan your visit to the house to learn about the lifestyle of locals as well as the about the plantation. The house has been featured in one of Hollywood's most renowned movies Django Unchained.
The Whitney Plantation is a powerful museum about the history of slavery on this historic Louisiana plantation. Originally called Habitation Haydel, the plantation was founded by German immigrant Ambroise Heidel in 1725 and his family owned slaves that worked the land, including when it became a sugar plantation in the early 1800s. This museum focuses on the enslaved people who lived here before slavery was abolished. Visitors can see how the enslaved individuals lived through interesting exhibits, restored historical buildings, and first-hand slave narratives. Visitors can take a guided walking tour of the plantation that leaves every hour.