Louisiana March 08, 2017
The Louisiana Plantation House That Doesn’t Look Like Anything You’ve Ever Seen Before
There’s one plantation house in Louisiana that stands out from all the rest, and that’s the San Francisco Plantation. It’s been called the most opulent plantation house in North America, and we can see why.
Built in 1854 by wealthy sugar planter Edmond Bozonier Marmillion, the San Francisco Plantation definitely stands out as you drive down highway 44.
Edmond started construction on the house in 1853 for his sons, Valsin and Charles. Construction took almost three years and Edmond passed away less than a year after it was completed.
Nestled among the century-old oak trees, the plantation sits on about eight acres of beautifully manicured lawns.
No wonder it's a popular spot for weddings.
Inside is just as beautiful.
Everything has been renovated back to its original glory, including the hand-painted ceilings.
When you tour the plantation, tour guides dressed in period dresses will lead you through the 14 rooms, each filled with authentic furniture from the 1800s.
There's also a slave cabin that dates back to the 1840s.
And a school house from the 1830s.
The San Francisco Plantation was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.
Fun fact: the plantation was the inspiration for Frances Parkinson Keyes to write "Steamboat Gothic".
So next time you're in the area, take some time to visit the most opulent plantation home in North America. You won't regret it.
The plantation is located at 2646 Highway 44 in Garyville, Louisiana 70051.
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