This is a list of plantations and or plantation houses in the U.S. state of Louisiana that are National Historic Landmarks, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, listed on a heritage register or are otherwise significant for their history, their association with significant events or people, or their architecture and design..Baton Rouge is the center of Louisiana’s Plantation Country, an area well known for its elaborate and beautiful antebellum mansions. These homes were the domestic centers of massive cotton, sugar cane and rice plantations. Oak Alley Plantation on the Mississippi River Great River Road , Vacherie, Louisiana USA.A comprehensive guide to Louisiana Plantations along the River Road. We recently visited Louisiana plantations along Louisiana’s River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Louisiana’s River Road parallels the east and west banks of the Mississippi River for about miles about miles of actual road through the Louisiana parishes of St. Charles, St. John, and St. James..La Tourrette’s reference map of the state of Louisiana from the original surveys of the United States, which show the townships, sections, or mile squares, Spanish grants, settlement rights c., also the plantations with the owners names engraved thereon compiled and published by John La Tourrette, New Orleans, LA. designed and engraved by Peter J. Grassner, A.D. .”.
Map of the River Road plantations in Louisiana. See accompanying post on Independent Travel Cats here .