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Rural Life Museum – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Plantation Country

Rural Life Museum – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

You may think that you have been to enough museums to last for your holiday, but don’t pass up the opportunity to see the one that was rated as one of the “top 10 outdoor museums in the world” according to the British Museum.  Quite a statement considering how many museums there are in the world!  Here you will have the opportunity to travel back in time in three different areas of the Museum which contain the largest collection of material culture of 19th century Louisiana in this outdoor landscape.

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Oak Alley Plantation – Vacherie, Louisiana

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Plantation Country

Oak Alley Plantation – Vacherie, Louisiana

In 1925 Oak Alley was restored and was the first example of ante-bellum restoration along the River Road.   The estate consists of 25 acres and is managed by a non-profit association in order to keep it open to the public so that you can enjoy the beauty and taste of life from the past.

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Bocage Plantation

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Plantation Country

Thank you for your interest in Bocage Plantation, and point out that the home today serves as an elegant bed-and breakfast inn.   The stately mansion is open for tours and group functions.  The bedrooms you’ll see are guest rooms, with other rooms serving as common areas for our guests.

Bocage Plantation is intended to be a functional museum opened to the public with its beginnings in the early 19th century yet utilizing technology of the 21st century. Today the Plantation consists of 110 acres with the home being totally restored.  Come for a tour or stay as a guest, enjoy this wonderful piece of history.

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Nottoway Plantation Resort- White Castle, Louisiana

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Plantation Country

Nottoway Plantation – White Castle, Louisiana

Nottoway Plantation has such an interesting history and is available for you to both tour and stay in one of the beautifully appointed rooms as the plantation is now a B&B.

The creation of Nottoway Plantation tells the story of a family that was born to wealth and remained wealthy until after the Civil War.  Fortunately the Plantation was saved from the War by a northerner on a gunship that had been a guest at the Plantation prior to the war. 

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State Library of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Plantation Country

Louisiana State Library.jpgState Library of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The library has a wide collection of material from newspapers to government documents.  The Louisiana section of the library is filled with historical information on the state.  The material can be used on site by residents of the state but can be borrowed by certain others, such as employees, government officials and more.

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Visiting the Antebellum Homes in Louisiana

Plantation Country

You can’t go to Louisiana without traveling to a couple of the historic antebellum homes.  They are filled with rich history and beautiful architecture.  They are known throughout the state as a must see if you want to know anything about the state’s past.  These homes come from a time period dating between 1830 and 1862.  Most of the homes have columns and Greek pillars and are an amazing sight to see.  The balconies, covered porches and grand staircases will leave you in awe. 

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Baton Rouge has more than the Tigers

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Baton Rouge is very well known for their Louisiana State University Tigers.  This fabulous college is a great place to visit and take in some sports, but there are also many other things to do in Baton Rouge. 

If you are visiting this great city, of course you should stop by LSU.  The college has had many great athletes adorn its fine walls, including Shaquille O’Neal.  If you like sports, be sure to stop by the Jack and Priscilla Andonnie Museum. 

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Louisiana Beautiful

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Cajun Country, Crossroads, Plantation Country, Sportsman's Paradise

This is my Louisiana Beautiful!  No matter where you come from or what your soul seeks, beautiful Louisiana offers it all.  From the northern Sportsman Paradise region  where the back woods and bayous are teaming with life (and not just the four legged variety) to the festivals and nightlife of the greater New Orleans area.  Louisianna offers it all!

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