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Evergreen Plantation

4649 Highway 18, Edgard, Louisiana 70049 USA

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“the most intact plantation complex in the South”

Evergreen Plantation is a plantation located on Louisiana Highway 18 near Wallace, Louisiana. The main house was constructed mostly in 1790, renovated to its current Greek Revival style in 1832, and the plantation's historical crop was sugarcane. It was an operating plantation up until about 1930, when the Depression brought about the abandonment of the house. However, it continued to produce sugar cane under the direction of the bank that owned it, and is still a working sugar cane plantation today. It was extensively restored during the 1940s, with 300,000 bricks from the demolished Uncle Sam Plantation used in the restoration. Drawing by the Historic American Buildings Survey The plantation includes 37 contributing buildings, all but eight of them antebellum, making it one of the most complete plantation complexes in the state and the South. Of great significance are the 22 slave quarters, arranged in a double row along an allée of oak trees. Among the outbuildings are a garconnière, where young bachelors of the family or guests could stay; a pigeonnier for keeping pigeons (a sign of status among the planters); an overseer's cottage; and late 19th century barns. Because of its quality and significance, the plantation is included among the first 26 featured sites on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992 for its rich architectural legacy. The house is open for tours every day except Sundays; tour times are at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 2:00 pm. Parts of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012) were filmed at this plantation.

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Reviewed by
Cubanone26

  • 7 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
November 25, 2019
Rated 5.0

This was an AMAZING stop. I would recommend this beautiful plantation. Its steeped in so much history that to my suprise and delight isent as bad as you would think for it being a plantation. Our tour guide was FANTASTIC! She had so much passion and knowledge for this history. She was funny, considerate, animated, and gave you all the opportunity for pictures. She even told you about her family's history as well. We all even got to pick an fruit from a tree on the land and eat it! Would recommend this beautiful tour to anyone

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Reviewed by
texascampgal

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
December 16, 2016
Rated 5.0

Great photo opps. More Oaks than at Oak Alley. 37 original slave quarters. Movie set for Django and remake of Roots. Great tour.

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Reviewed by
marut

  • 35 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
July 16, 2016

A long drive from NOLA, but totally worth it! Was interesting to hear all the history and generations who've lived there.

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Reviewed by
roadtripbubba

  • 17 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
July 16, 2016
Rated 5.0

We started our day here because of set limited tour times; received a 200 year education in 1.5 hours...and well worth it! The slave housing along the oak alley was incredible and moving. This is a must see/do on River Road.

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Reviewed by
ML19

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January 18, 2018
Rated 5.0

Absolutely gorgeous. We didn't get to see inside because we were just driving by but beautiful stop. Worth seeing, especially at sunset.

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texascampgal

  • 3 Reviews
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December 16, 2016
Rated 5.0

Great historical info and great tour.

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Evergreen Plantation

4649 Highway 18
Edgard, Louisiana
70049 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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