Today while traveling further East, I stuck with the Plantation theme and visited Destrehan Plantation. This plantation had one of the best tours for history buffs, and it included a priceless document signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1804. The tour focused on each of the owners of the property, and gave an explanation of the good times and difficult times in their lives. Yes, even the very wealthy can have trying circumstances while running a plantation in Louisiana.
The Evergreen Plantation was on my list for today. It is a privately owned, working sugarcane plantation, so you must stick to the tour and don’t have as much free access as at other plantations. The walk into the home is beautiful, and it is a special treat to climb the front stairway.
The Big House at Oak Alley Plantation is surrounded by columns, patios and balconies. The breezes are wonderful and the views are outstanding. The columns even serve as a lizard play area so they can check out the odd tourists.