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"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 17 - 17, 2017
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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 17 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 17, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 17 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

East of the…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 17 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

The Historic New…

Oct 17 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 18 - Nov 1, 2017
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Dickie Brennan’s…

Oct 18 - 18, 2017
Due to popular demand, Dickie Brennan's Tableau Restaurant and The Historic New… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 18 - Dec 27, 2017
Join us at the Fountain Lounge every Wednesday  to enjoy music from Tom… more

Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

22nd Annual Pasta &…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Join us for an unforgettable evening ..Paris, Montmare, Cabaret, Can Can, and… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 17 - 17, 2017
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New Orleans Plantation Country

Fact Sheet

Contact:
Jo Banner, MA
Communications Manager
jo@visitnopc.com
985-359-0372

History

New Orleans Plantation Country is comprised of three parishes: St. James, St. Charles, and St. John the Baptist. Known as the River Parishes, the origins of this area began in the 1700s. St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes are also considered the first and second "German Coast" of Louisiana because of the first Europeans to settle the area, the Germans.  

Location

New Orleans Plantation Country lies between New Orleans and Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River easily accessible through three interstate highways - I-10, I-55 and I-49.  

PlantationsNew Orleans Plantation Country is home to 10 touring plantations with architecture styles ranging from Creole to Greek Revival. Encompassing a 54-mile stretch along the Great River Road, these plantations include:

  • Destrehan
  • Ormond
  • Evergreen
  • Whitney
  • San Francisco
  • Laura
  • St. Joseph
  • Oak Alley
  • Houmas House
  • Poche

 

 

Swamp Tours

New Orleans Plantation Country offers several types of tours throughout Louisiana's world famous swamps. Tours include pontoon, airboat, and even kayak. Transportation from New Orleans is available for certain tours  

Culture

By the 1790s, the German and Acadian coasts contained a rich mixture of French, Indian, German, enslaved Africans, Acadians and Spanish forming the basis of both the Creole and Cajun cultures. Free men of color also lived in Louisiana-some came as free men and others were released from slavery or purchased their freedom.

The Creole and Cajun cultures are deeply entrenched in the region's way of life and continue through the people, traditions, and food.

Accommodations

New Orleans Plantation Country offers overnight accommodations including B&BS, chain hotels, and RV parks all conveniently located to our many attractions. 

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