I’ve always wanted to tour some of the old southern plantations and had quite a list of them lined up for last spring. COVID19 made that impossible but I did manage to get what is arguably the most well-known plantation you can actually visit, Oak Alley Plantation just outside New Orleans.
Built in 1827, it was originally the home of a sugar cane grower.
Oak Alley now sits on twenty-five acres. The house was renovated in the 1920s. The columns and iron details are stunning.
There are a total of twenty-eight columns on the house and there are twenty-eight massive oaks lining the front walkway.
Of course, you can’t miss the money shot and the reason they call it Oak Alley.
The slave quarters. There was a street lined with these houses on both sides. There was room for many. That’s a big washtub in the foreground.
One day I’ll visit more of these historic places.
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