Andouille Festival - October
Featuring music, good times and of course great food cooked with Andouille, the delectable sausage for which the festival was named. Thousands of people merge upon the festival grounds for a fun filled weekend, highlighted by a gumbo cooking contest.
The Andouille Festival was started by the LaPlace Volunteer Fire Department as a fund raiser in 1972 at the LaPlace Dragway. It is now held in October at the Highway 51 Park next to the St. John Community Center in LaPlace.
For information on this years festival, visit www.andouillefestival.com.
Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
This boat tour is a fun and informative way to see a scenic swamp and wildlife refuge. You may see many swamp creatures including alligators, bald eagles, waterfowl, owls, beavers, raccoons and even black bears. Tours generally last about two hours.
Cajun Pride provides top quality entertainment in swamp tours. Our staff is available to assist you in planning tours for individuals and groups. At Cajun Pride we treat your vacation like it was our own!
110 Frenier Road, LaPlace LA
Evergreen Plantation is located in Wallace on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. It is a fully intact, privately owned, working sugar cane plantation and the house is of the Greek Revivalist style. Evergreen is significant not only because of the existence of its main building along River Road, but also because of the remains of the plantation complex.
Evergreen is unique with two pigeonniers (structures used by upper-class French for housing pigeons), two garconieries (dwellings for a family's young boys), a privy, a kitchen, a guesthouse, an overseer's house, and a double row of 22 slave cabins. It is one of only a handful of plantations that evoke what major plantations resembled in the antebellum period of America's history.
4677 Hwy. 18, Edgard, LA
San Francisco Plantation
San Francisco Plantation sits on the east bank of the Great Mississippi River less than 40 minutes from New Orleans or Baton Rouge, Louisiana near the small historic town of Garyville. It is a galleried house of the Creole open suite style and is nestled under centuries old Live Oaks and contains one of the finest antique collections in the country.
San Francisco Plantation was built in 1856 by Edmond Bozonier Marmillon. It is the most distinctive and only authentically restored plantation on the River Road. It features five artistically hand painted ceilings, faux marbling, and faux wood graining throughout and antique furniture by master craftsman John Henry Belter.
2646 Hwy. 44 (River Road) Garyville LA
Toll Free 1 (888) 509-1756
Whitney Plantation is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River. As a Site of Memory, with the focus on the lives of the slaves and their legacies, visitors can experience the world of an 1830's sugar plantation through the eyes of the enslaved people who lived and worked here. During the 90-minute walking tour, visitors will gain a unique perspective on the lives of the enslaved people on a Louisiana sugar plantation.
On the National Register of Historic Places, the site includes the last surviving example of a true French Creole Barn, what is believed to be the oldest detached kitchen in Louisiana, and the Big House, considered the earliest and best preserved raised Creole cottage in Louisiana, all built by slaves. With the original structures nestled in a working sugar cane field, visitors are sure to marvel at the authentic representation presented at Whitney.
5099 Highway 18, Wallace, LA 70049