Fact Sheet

Jo Banner, MA
Communications Manager


New Orleans Plantation Country is comprised of three parishes: St. James, St. Charles, and St. John the Baptist. Known as the River Parishes, the origins of this area began in the 1700s. St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes are also considered the first and second "German Coast" of Louisiana because of the first Europeans to settle the area, the Germans.  


New Orleans Plantation Country lies between New Orleans and Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River easily accessible through three interstate highways - I-10, I-55 and I-49.  

PlantationsNew Orleans Plantation Country is home to 10 touring plantations with architecture styles ranging from Creole to Greek Revival. Encompassing a 54-mile stretch along the Great River Road, these plantations include:

  • Destrehan
  • Ormond
  • Evergreen
  • Whitney
  • San Francisco
  • Laura
  • St. Joseph
  • Oak Alley
  • Houmas House
  • Poche



Swamp Tours

New Orleans Plantation Country offers several types of tours throughout Louisiana's world famous swamps. Tours include pontoon, airboat, and even kayak. Transportation from New Orleans is available for certain tours  


By the 1790s, the German and Acadian coasts contained a rich mixture of French, Indian, German, enslaved Africans, Acadians and Spanish forming the basis of both the Creole and Cajun cultures. Free men of color also lived in Louisiana-some came as free men and others were released from slavery or purchased their freedom.

The Creole and Cajun cultures are deeply entrenched in the region's way of life and continue through the people, traditions, and food.


New Orleans Plantation Country offers overnight accommodations including B&BS, chain hotels, and RV parks all conveniently located to our many attractions. 

2900 Hwy 51
Laplace, LA 70068