Exploring Louisiana: Oak Alley Plantation

While in Baton Rouge, we wanted to check out a Louisiana plantation.  We chose Oak Alley due to its iconic look and its history as a creole sugarcane plantation.  In the 1800s, the Mississippi River Road in Louisiana was lined with plantations, some cotton some sugarcane.  Oak Alley sits midway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans near other plantation homes, some of which are also now open to the public.  Here is a quick video tour of the exterior and grounds…

 

Now, let’s take a look at the interior…

One of the bedrooms.

One of the bedrooms.

The white apparatus hanging from the ceiling served as a fan.  A slave would have stood in the corner of the room pulling on a rope to make to move.

The white apparatus hanging from the ceiling served as a fan. A slave would have stood in the corner of the room pulling on a rope to make it move.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is some more information about sugarcane…

An actual kettle that they used to boiling down the sugar.

An actual kettle that they used to boiling down the sugar.

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Hope you enjoyed our brief tour of one of the most iconic southern plantations!

If you like southern homes, check out these as well:  Mobile’s Mansions and Mississippi’s Beauvoir 

 

About Jen

I love travel, which led me to become a fulltime RVer. I love wellness, which I can talk about 'til the cows come home. I love being self-employed, which means I get to dabble in what interests me from essential oils to RV planners. But most importantly, I love my husband and our life together on the road!

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