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Historic Sites in Louisiana


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Franklin Historic District
Franklin Historic District things to do on a rainy day in Louisiana
Historic Site in Franklin, LA USA

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Franklin Historic District boasts more than 420 noteworthy structures.


Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens things to do on a rainy day in Louisiana
Historic Site in Darrow, LA USA

Antebellum mansion open for tours. Experience the southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork. Our experiential tour brings you back to the 1880’s to catch a glimpse of the life of a wealthy sugar Baron and his mistress.

Kent Plantation House
Kent Plantation House
Historic Site in Alexandria, LA USA

French Creole plantation house. Central Louisiana’s oldest standing structure, Kent Plantation House depicts plantation life between 1795 and 1855. Dating to 1800, the bousillage Creole house and restored period outbuildings welcome visitors from throughout the U.S. and the world.

Marksville State Historic Site
Marksville State Historic Site
Historic Site in Marksville, LA USA

Ancient Indian Mound Site The Marksville site has 6 ancient Indian mounds with 1 burial mound. The mounds were built from 1 AD to 400 AD. There is the Hopewell influence here. We also have a museum that houses some of the artifacts that were found during the excavations in 1926 and 1933.

Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn
Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn
Historic Site in Vacherie, LA USA

The iconic Southern Plantation, Historical Museum and Inn Come enjoy her beauty and dream of her rich past . . . Located on the Mississippi River between the historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road".


West Baton Rouge Museum
West Baton Rouge Museum
Historic Site in Port Allen, LA USA

Experience sugar plantation life! Walk the floor boards of a pre-Civil War plantation worker's cabin and see the sugar plantation "big house" that exemplifies the lives of creole sugar planters who lived along the Mississippi River.


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