Have you been waiting for travel restrictions to ease up so you can finally visit those majestic Mississippi River Plantations you’ve been wanting to tour? We have good news for you! They are now open! We feel it might be helpful for you to know the status of how they are currently operating to keep guests safe. The following plantations can be easily visited on a day trip from The Stockade Bed and Breakfast.
A tour of Laura Plantation, circa 1804, located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, will take you on a journey where you will discover the compelling stories of 4 generations of Creole women, both free and enslaved. Besides a fascinating tour of the home, you will be able to stand in an authentic 1840’s slave cabin.
Laura Plantation has implemented strict Covid-19 guidelines which you need to know prior to visiting the plantation. Some include required reservations through the online booking system, tour sizes limited to a maximum of 9 guests, temperature checks upon arrival, masks are required at all times, and more. For a complete listing of guidelines, click here, before you visit.
Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation, located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, is now open for tours of its historic grounds, gardens and exhibits, including tours of the plantation itself. The staff has implemented necessary Covid-19 procedures to ensure the safety of its guests and staff, including safety supplies, masks, gloves, protective panels, sanitizing stations, directional signage and exhibit modifications. Face masks are required to enter the historic site and must be worn inside the Big House exhibit, near all outdoor exhibits and when in close proximity to other visitors. Masks are not required when out in the open spaces.
For more information on Oak Alley Plantation’s Open Safe Plan, click here.
To learn more about Oak Alley Plantation, read our blog.
Houmas House is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River. This magnificent restored plantation allows visitors to experience life on a sugar plantation as it was in the 1800’s. The garden and grounds surrounding the plantation are gorgeous, so plan on taking some time to explore.
For more information about Houmas House, click here.
To inquire about Covid-19 guidelines, contact the plantation.
San Francisco Plantation
San Francisco Plantation House, circa 1853, is considered the most opulent plantation house in North America. It is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River. It is a galleried house of the Creole open-suite style and is nestled under centuries-old Live Oaks. It contains one of the finest antique collections in the country. It is open daily for plantation tours. To learn more about the plantation, read our blog. If you have questions regarding their Covid-19 guidelines, please contact the plantation.
Magnolia Mound Plantation
Baton Rouge, La
Located only minutes from The Stockade Bed and Breakfast in Baton Rouge, Magnolia Mound Plantation, a Historical House Museum, is as a vital part of the community. It was once the center of a 900-acre operation with frontage along the Mississippi River. The main plantation house was originally built in 1791 as a small settler’s house. The house was enlarged and renovated in 1802-1805, as prosperity came to the lower Mississippi River Valley. The plantation house is surrounded by many aged live oaks and has retained its Creole character for over 200 years. Tours are available.
The plantation’s Covid-19 guidelines include limiting guests to 4 visitors per tour, and visitors are screened before the tour begins. Face masks are required inside the building.
For more information about the plantation and its Covid-19 guidelines, click here.
As we welcome guests back to Louisiana and The Stockade Bed and Breakfast, be assured that many businesses are open and there is much for you to do. Book now!