The library also has a computerized database of more than two million names that has various information about these people including census, marriage, and social security filing information. The small Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport sits less than 10 miles north of downtown and is serviced by American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. A couple of rooms in the main house as well as guest cottages can also be rented out for those looking for a plantation house stay. Baton Rouge is the furthest inland port on the Mississippi River that can accommodate ocean-going tankers and cargo carriers. The museum offers a number of good exhibits that include The Legacy of Huey Long, The Governors' Portrait Gallery, Baton Rouge and the Civil War, and several others. Opened in 2009, the new state-of-the-art stadium is the home of the Louisiana State University Tigers college baseball team.
Which plantations have tour guides in costumes? Most Unique: The number of historical buildings on the property including the 22 slave cabins in their original configuration, being one of the most intact plantation complexes in the South, and the photogenic alley of live oaks. In 2010, the provided supplemental funding for this project to extend to the Highland Road exit in. Those with the largest gift shops include Oak Alley, Nottoway, Houmas House, and Destrehan Plantation. For those looking to learn about slavery and its role in Louisiana plantation life, Whitney Plantation is the only plantation tour dedicated to the topic and there are some wonderful slavery memorials on the property. In 1755, when French-speaking settlers of in Canada's were by British forces, many took up residence in rural Louisiana. This magnificent modern space has soaring fifteen foot high ceilings and can accommodate artworks in all sizes and media. If you live in Baton Rouge, you do need a car.
Main House Furnishings: The furnishings are not original, but many are antiques. Highlights include Louisiana Folk Architecture, a collection of seven buildings that illustrate the various cultural influences of Louisiana's settlers; The Barn with items from prehistoric times to the 20th century; and The Working Plantation, a complex of buildings furnished to reconstruct the activities of life on a 19th-century working plantation. The main house was lived in until 1997 and the guides are able to give you plenty of interesting details about family life here following the Civil War. House is sumptuously furnished and has a lot of antiques. Here are some places to consider, north to south along the route. Bistro Byronz serves a nice selection of craft beers and wines by the glass.
Oak Alley is definitely one of the most popular, but we also enjoyed visiting some of the lesser known ones St. In addition, Louisiana boasts a low state and local income tax, making it one of the most tax-friendly states in the country. If you are looking for date night ideas in Baton Rouge, this area rich with culture and history, and it is the home of many restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues as well as residences. They also make tasso, boudin, and andouille sausage, pâtés, confits, and several kinds of dry-cured meats. Our advice would be to choose the plantation s you really want to go to and try to make their first tour of the day or alternatively their last tour of the day as these tend to be less crowded and the bus tours are not normally there yet. Our Impressions of Laura Plantation Laura Plantation is a popular plantation and the tour focus on the story of Laura Locoul and her ancestors make it unique from the other plantations.
If you are interested in visiting the busier plantations, best tip for avoiding huge crowds would be to get on the first or last tour of the day. The house was so architecturally distinctive that it inspired novelist Frances Parkinson Keyes to write , a novel about a steamboat gambler who moves his family to Louisiana. NanYa Technology Corporation has a large facility in North Baton Rouge that makes and pipes. There are a number of River Road plantations in Louisiana and being able to see a few different ones I think gives you a broader perspective than only visiting one of them. The plantations line the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, and plantations are listed from north to south, starting with plantations closest to Baton Rouge and ending with those closest to New Orleans. The is located on Thomas Road north of downtown Baton Rouge. In 2003, it was purchased by current owner, dog-loving businessman Kevin Kelly, who actually still lives in the house.
Are you interested in romanticized plantations, costumed guides, slavery, antiques, craft demonstrations? Today, the River Road reflects both the past and present, winding past bayous, levees, strip malls, oil refineries, sugar cane fields, historic communities, majestic live oaks, and a handful of remaining plantation mansions. Today, the Oak Alley Foundation, set up by Josephine Stewart, runs the plantation. Commercial carriers include , , , and. Among the collection are large cats, rhinos, otters, fish, reptiles, and amphibians of Louisiana in the L'aquarium de Louisiane. It was the practice of slavery that made the great wealth of the plantation owners possible, and it was forced slave labor that harvested the fields and built the majority of these beautiful homes. If you are looking for great activities in Baton Rouge, this unique tour will leave you satiated and enchanted by this charming city.
There are also grocery stores in the area where you can pick up food for picnics and meals if you have a self-catering accommodation. Ormond Plantation Ormond Plantation is currently a fully operating bed-and-breakfast and one of the few plantation houses on the River Road that allows you to spend the night in the main house. Still, residents often choose to drive the 70 miles to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, which offers a greater number of flight options. Blue Ribbon schools and a nationally renowned Magnet program. The welcome and information center has a ramp providing step-free access, a wheelchair accessible toilet, and a disabled parking space. Main House Furnishings: Only a few of the furnishings are original, including a heavy marble bathtub; however, the rest of the furnishings are period consistent. Joseph Plantation is a working 1,000 acre sugar cane farm that has been owned by the same family since 1877.
There are also some local discount cards, such as the New Orleans Pass, that may include free entry into some of the plantations. The construction was completed in mid-2012 and has significantly improved the flow of traffic. Gardens: Yes, almost 38 acres of gardens that include both indigenous Louisiana plants and exotic plants and flowers. Baton Rouge Morning Advocate sec. Laurence playing the pump organ Laura Plantation Laura Plantation is a French creole plantation that is known for being run by four generations of the Duparc-Locoul family, with the women of the family being primarily responsible for running the plantation.
Our Impressions of Destrehan Plantation This is a great historical plantation property and of all the River Road plantations we visited, this is the closest one to New Orleans. Other museums include the and the. Opened in 2005, the facility houses the Brunner Gallery, , the Manship Theatre, a contemporary art gallery, traveling exhibits, and several eateries. We now have a section on Accessibility under each plantation section listed later in the article. However, the most interesting real-life mystery stories had to be at Ormond Plantation with the mysterious disappearance of one owner and the hanging of another! Baton Rouge has had multiple minor-league baseball teams, soccer teams, indoor football teams, a basketball team, and a hockey team. Built near the Mississippi River, the plantation is often referred to as Magnolia Mount in documents that date from the period. Reservations are not usually necessary for lunch, but they are typically needed for dinner.