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Plantation Houses Offer Much for Antique Lovers

Updated on June 1, 2015

Plantation Houses Offer Much for Antique Lovers

Plantation Houses are old. Plantations ceased operations as such many years ago. The houses themselves are a source of great viewing pleasure just for the architectural value, but go inside and see the antique treasures.

Plantation houses are not the only places to find antiques on display as they once were used, but their enormous size allows for copious displays of genuine antiques.

Some plantations also incorporate the garb of days gone by, having staff dress in the manner once common to the region. Some have special events, and many have hours when they are open, albeit for a fee, to the public.

Of course, if you are not fortunate enough to live near an old plantation a trip of great distance might be required. But, where you find ne there are often others nearby.

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Southeastern Louisiana Plantations

southeastern Louisiana there are quite a few plantations. Plantations are located along the Mississippi River, and can be found on both sides of the river. This is because they once were agricultural centers, and the crops had to be easily transported.

The Destrahan Plantation is just upriver from New Orleans, and located on the east side of the Mississippi River. It is just a short drive from New Orleans, and perhaps the easiest to visit if you are staying in the city. Consider a short side trip when in the area.

The west bank on the Mississippi River has three plantations located close together. Oak Alley has a long walkway from River Road to the main building that is lined by oak trees on both sides. The Laura Plantation has banana trees lining its white fence. The third in the cluster is the Saint Joseph Plantation, which consists of a main building and several smaller structures.

Other Plantations in the area are the San Francisco and the Poche.

Sugar Cane

Sugar cane was once grown on the plantations, and can still be seen growing along the Mississippi River. The crop is harvested in the fall, and when the cane is ready it can stand several feet tall.

Currently, very little cotton, the other plantation crop, is grown in the area.

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    • takkhisa profile image


      5 years ago

      Great quizzes! Like it so much.

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      5 years ago

      those were the days. i love to go back to this era of my life. as kids, we had gifts like dolls, toys, popsicles from the owner.

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I've visited Mt. Vernon, and enjoyed touring both the grounds and the buildings. I would love to visit more plantations!

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      6 years ago

      I just got 1005 correct on your plantations quizzes, I guess I knew more than I would have guessed and it was interesting to pick up the facts along the way. I've always thought it would be very interesting to visit plantations but of course there are non in northern Minnesota or North Dakota. The closest I can get to them is is that the headwaters of the Mississippi is not far from me in northern Minnesota I have dipped my toe in.

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      Sharyn Read 

      6 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      A unique glimpse in the home designs of the day - most interesting! Yes! Would definitely love to visit a plantation house!

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      6 years ago

      I've often wondered how it must have been to live in a plantation house. I've had the good fortune to visit a few.

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      6 years ago

      cute lens, would love to visit a plantation. Love the quiz!

    • Inkhand profile image


      6 years ago

      I would like to visit a plantation house one day.

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      Laura Schofield 

      7 years ago from Chicago, IL USA

      I would love to explore New Orleans someday. I find it such a fascinating place: everything from the wildlife of the swamps and bayous, the food, the history and tragedy and the beautiful old homes. I visited some of the old mansions in Galveston, and although these weren't plantation homes, they were of the same era and probably contained similar antiques.


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