Louisiana’s Most Famous Oak Tree Comes With A Bit Of Cajun Lore

Oak trees and Louisiana go together like red beans and rice. These majestic trees have peppered the Pelican State for hundreds of years and have become an important pillar of our landscape, attracting countless visitors from all over the globe. There’s one particular oak tree that’s so enchanting, it may have inspired a popular poem, and if you’re a Longfellow fan, then you’ll want to make your way over to St. Martinville, home to the Evangeline Oak – one of the most popular oak trees in Louisiana.

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The Evangeline Oak story isn’t the only oak with a fascinating history to it. The Houmas House Plantation is home to the Legend of the Gentlemen, and many believe these oak trees to be haunted.

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Address: 121 S New Market St, St Martinville, LA 70582, USA