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  • Houmas House Houmas House

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The Houmas House is a beautiful plantation house which has been restored and obviously not only open for tours but photography is encouraged. The grounds are beautifully manintained but with many modern sculptures and decor. Much of the furnishings are period but not original. One criticism of the house which I have seen is that it is a wealthy individual's collection. True but the house has been saved and restored.

      The property also serves as a B&B and there are a number of modern buildings behind the mansion itself. It also houses what is apparently a well thought of restaurant although we didn't eat there.

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  • Houmas House Houmas House

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The Houmas House is a beautiful plantation house which has been restored and obviously not only open for tours but photography is encouraged. The grounds are beautifully manintained but with many modern sculptures and decor. Much of the furnishings are period but not original. One criticism of the house which I have seen is that it is a wealthy individual's collection. True but the house has been saved and restored.

      The property also serves as a B&B and there are a number of modern buildings behind the mansion itself. It also houses what is apparently a well thought of restaurant although we didn't eat there.

      The original kitchen dating to the 1700's is still intact as seen here.

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  • Houmas House Houmas House

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The Houmas House is a beautiful plantation house which has been restored and obviously not only open for tours but photography is encouraged. The grounds are beautifully manintained but with many modern sculptures and decor. Much of the furnishings are period but not original. One criticism of the house which I have seen is that it is a wealthy individual's collection. True but the house has been saved and restored.

      The property also serves as a B&B and there are a number of modern buildings behind the mansion itself. It also houses what is apparently a well thought of restaurant although we didn't eat there.

      Again not original furniture but this is the bed Bette Davis slept in while she filmed "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte" at Houmas House.

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  • Houmas House Houmas House

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The Houmas House is a beautiful plantation house which has been restored and obviously not only open for tours but photography is encouraged. The grounds are beautifully manintained but with many modern sculptures and decor. Much of the furnishings are period but not original. One criticism of the house which I have seen is that it is a wealthy individual's collection. True but the house has been saved and restored.

      The property also serves as a B&B and there are a number of modern buildings behind the mansion itself. It also houses what is apparently a well thought of restaurant although we didn't eat there.

      One of the original garconnieres on the property. Most if not all plantation homes had these buildings which were separate from the main house and housed male family members who had reached puberty. Many garconnieres have been destroyed at other plantation homes.

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  • Houmas House Houmas House

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The Houmas House is a beautiful plantation house which has been restored and obviously not only open for tours but photography is encouraged. The grounds are beautifully manintained but with many modern sculptures and decor. Much of the furnishings are period but not original. One criticism of the house which I have seen is that it is a wealthy individual's collection. True but the house has been saved and restored.

      The property also serves as a B&B and there are a number of modern buildings behind the mansion itself. It also houses what is apparently a well thought of restaurant although we didn't eat there.

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  • Houmas House Houmas House

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The Houmas House is a beautiful plantation house which has been restored and obviously not only open for tours but photography is encouraged. The grounds are beautifully manintained but with many modern sculptures and decor. Much of the furnishings are period but not original. One criticism of the house which I have seen is that it is a wealthy individual's collection. True but the house has been saved and restored.

      The property also serves as a B&B and there are a number of modern buildings behind the mansion itself. It also houses what is apparently a well thought of restaurant although we didn't eat there.

      The entry hall ceiling is believed to be representative of what was originally in the home.

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  • Houmas House Houmas House

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The Houmas House is a beautiful plantation house which has been restored and obviously not only open for tours but photography is encouraged. The grounds are beautifully manintained but with many modern sculptures and decor. Much of the furnishings are period but not original. One criticism of the house which I have seen is that it is a wealthy individual's collection. True but the house has been saved and restored.

      The property also serves as a B&B and there are a number of modern buildings behind the mansion itself. It also houses what is apparently a well thought of restaurant although we didn't eat there.

      The entry hall painted wall is also believed to be representative of the original decor.

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  • Houmas House Houmas House

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The Houmas House is a beautiful plantation house which has been restored and obviously not only open for tours but photography is encouraged. The grounds are beautifully manintained but with many modern sculptures and decor. Much of the furnishings are period but not original. One criticism of the house which I have seen is that it is a wealthy individual's collection. True but the house has been saved and restored.

      The property also serves as a B&B and there are a number of modern buildings behind the mansion itself. It also houses what is apparently a well thought of restaurant although we didn't eat there.

       This is the view of the house from River Rd.

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  • Houmas House Houmas House

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The Houmas House is a beautiful plantation house which has been restored and obviously not only open for tours but photography is encouraged. The grounds are beautifully manintained but with many modern sculptures and decor. Much of the furnishings are period but not original. One criticism of the house which I have seen is that it is a wealthy individual's collection. True but the house has been saved and restored.

      The property also serves as a B&B and there are a number of modern buildings behind the mansion itself. It also houses what is apparently a well thought of restaurant although we didn't eat there.

       The walkway from the gift shop to the beginning of the tour takes you through some very nice garden areas with some very old oaks.

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  • Laura's Plantation Laura's Plantation

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      Laura's Plantation house is somewhat different from what we think of as antebellum plantation mansions. Most plantations house are mansions lived in by the owners year round. Laura's, however, is a Creole plantation house and used during only part of the year and principally as a working home. The owners owned several houses in New Orleans proper where they lived during the winter. Some of these French Quarter homes are avaiable for tour.

      The tour of Laura's is one of the more interesting along the River Rd. It is also painted more colorfully like the nearby San Francisco Plantation (also a Creole style but occupied year round). It is just down the road from Oak Alley and St. Joseph Plantations.

      These are a couple of the remaining slaves' quarters which were occupied by sharecroppers until the late 20th century. It was in these buildings that the stories of Br'er Rabbit were told to their "author".

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  • Laura's Plantation Laura's Plantation

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      Laura's Plantation house is somewhat different from what we think of as antebellum plantation mansions. Most plantations house are mansions lived in by the owners year round. Laura's, however, is a Creole plantation house and used during only part of the year and principally as a working home. The owners owned several houses in New Orleans proper where they lived during the winter. Some of these French Quarter homes are avaiable for tour.

      The tour of Laura's is one of the more interesting along the River Rd. It is also painted more colorfully like the nearby San Francisco Plantation (also a Creole style but occupied year round). It is just down the road from Oak Alley and St. Joseph Plantations.

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  • Laura's Plantation Laura's Plantation

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      Laura's Plantation house is somewhat different from what we think of as antebellum plantation mansions. Most plantations house are mansions lived in by the owners year round. Laura's, however, is a Creole plantation house and used during only part of the year and principally as a working home. The owners owned several houses in New Orleans proper where they lived during the winter. Some of these French Quarter homes are avaiable for tour.

      The tour of Laura's is one of the more interesting along the River Rd. It is also painted more colorfully like the nearby San Francisco Plantation (also a Creole style but occupied year round). It is just down the road from Oak Alley and St. Joseph Plantations.

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  • Laura's Plantation Laura's Plantation

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      Laura's Plantation house is somewhat different from what we think of as antebellum plantation mansions. Most plantations house are mansions lived in by the owners year round. Laura's, however, is a Creole plantation house and used during only part of the year and principally as a working home. The owners owned several houses in New Orleans proper where they lived during the winter.

      The tour of Laura's is one of the more interesting along the River Rd. It is also painted more colorfully like the nearby San Francisco Plantation (also a Creole style but occupied year round). It is just down the road from Oak Alley and St. Joseph Plantations.

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  • St. Joseph Plantation St. Joseph Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not. 

      St. Joseph is directly next to the more famous Oak Alley Plantation and not as fancy from the standpoint of furnishings but contains a number of original family pieces.

      This, the rear entrance was actually the favored entry by the original owners and unlike a number of other plantation homes never had an "oak alley" leading to the front.

       

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  • St. Joseph Plantation St. Joseph Plantation

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not. 

      St. Joseph is directly next to the more famous Oak Alley Plantationand not as fancy from the standpointof furnishings but contains a number of original family pieces.

      This view is of the front and from the road along the levee.

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  • San Francisco Plantation San Francisco Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The San Francisco Plantation is one of the closest to New Orleans and the tour usually very interesting; the guides vary. Most original furnishings are gone but the home has a number of documents provided by family members, especially from Germany. The house is obviously one of the prettier having been painted something other than just white and the interior woodwork and ceilings have been restored.

      The hand carved column capitals are as can seen extremely ornate.

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  • San Francisco Plantation San Francisco Plantation

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The San Francisco Plantationis one of the closest to New Orleans and the tour usually very interesting; the guides vary. Most original furnishings are gone but the home has a number of documents provided by family members, especiallyfrom Germany. The house is obviously one of the prettier having been painted something other than just white and the interior woodwork and ceilings have been restored.

      Unfortunately industrialization along the Mississippi has obscured the views of many plantations and wires and signs obscure the views of many such homes. Somewhat incongruously San Francisco is surrounded by a very large Marathon Oil facility including docks along the river itself. On the other hand, it was Marathon that funded the restoration of the house rather than see it torn down.

       

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  • San Francisco Plantation San Francisco Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The San Francisco Plantationis one of the closest to New Orleans and the tour usually very interesting; the guides vary. Most original furnishings are gone but the home has a number of documents provided by family members, especiallyfrom Germany. The house is obviously one of the prettier having been painted something other than just white and the interior woodwork and ceilings have been restored.

      The house has two above ground cisterns which used to supply the water.

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  • San Francisco Plantation San Francisco Plantation

    • From: gmaso
    • Description:

      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The San Francisco Plantationis one of the closest to New Orleans and the tour usually very interesting; the guides vary. Most original furnishings are gone but the home has a number of documents provided by family members, especiallyfrom Germany. The house is obviously one of the prettier having been painted something other than just white and the interior woodwork and ceilings have been restored.

      This ceiling is in the gentlemen's salon and restored to the original. Some guides allow you to take interior photos in the San Francisco house and some don't. We lucked out with one who allowed limited photography.

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  • Nottoway Plantation Nottoway Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not. Nottoway is the largest antebellum mansion in the South with some 60,000 square feet of living space. Not only is it available for tours but it also operates as a resort with a restaurant, spa, and several out buildings.

      This is the Entry Hall with one of the period attired guides. The mansion is open for guests at night and you can wander through the building at will (other than occupied rooms obviously.)

      It has an interesting history and has been used in many movies over the years.

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