Mississippi River Road Plantations Photos

Over 170 original photos of Mississippi River Road Plantations. There are two routes between New Orleans & Baton Rouge, LA: Interstate 10 & the scenic, historic River Road along the Mississippi River. When the French divided the agricultural land in their Louisiana Territory, they gave each property a section of river front with a rectangular or pie-shaped plot running back from the river. Consequently, the planters built their houses or mansions with one door on the Mississippi for visitors & a second onto their plantations. Today, tourists drive the River Road to view & tour the heritage mansions & historic villages.

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Destrehan Plantation on Mississippi River Road Facade of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA Antique style deserts at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA Mantle clock at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA
Ormond Plantation on Mississippi River Road Double galleries of Ormond Plantation. Destrehan, LA
San Francisco Plantation on Mississippi River Road San Francisco Plantation. LA Double stairways of San Francisco Plantation. LA
Laura Plantation on Mississippi River Road Men's & women's staircases of Laura: A Creole Plantation. Vacherie, LA Decorated bowl of fruits at Laura Plantation. Vacherie, LA Creole-style wrap around fireplace at Laura Plantation. Vacherie, LA
St. Joseph Plantation on Mississippi River Road St. Joseph plantation. Vacherie, LA
Oak Alley Plantation on Mississippi River Road Oak Alley Plantation house seen through row of oak trees. Vacherie, LA Dining room table setting in Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA Rosewood cradle original to Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA
Houmas Plantation on Mississippi River Road Original house of Houmas Plantation. Burnside, LA Carved Mallard bed only piece original to Houmas House. Burnside, LA Black woman coin bank at Houmas House. Burnside, LA
Nottaway Plantation on Mississippi River Road Nottoway Plantation. White Castle, LA Ballroom of Nottoway Plantation. White Castle, LA Meissen table setting in Nottoway Plantation dining room. White Castle, LA
Mississippi River Scenes along River Road in Louisiana State route 70 bridge over Mississippi River near Union & Burnside. Vacherie, LA Boarding area of River Explorer tourist boat at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA
Oakley Plantation, Audubon Historic Site State Park, St Francisville, LA Oakley Plantation at the Audubon Historic Site where John James Audubon painted. St. Francisville, LA Library of Oakley Plantation house. St. Francisville, LA John James Audubon print of Black-Bellied Plover at Audubon Historic Site State Park. St. Francisville, LA
Longue Vue House Museum, New Orleans Longue Vue House. New Orleans, LA Bird of Paradise flower in Longue Vue Gardens. New Orleans, LA

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