Evergreen Plantation

Edgard, LA

Where are we going?

Evergreen Plantation
4677 LA-18 Edgard
LA 70049

985 497-3837

What is there to do?

Heres a fun fact for you. Did you know that Evergreen Plantation in Louisiana is THE most intact plantation complex in the South?

How amazing is that! You are literally walking through the pages of history. It's an educational kids won't be able to gain from books, as they learn all about the history of the people who lived and worked on the land.

The complex itself features 37 buildings which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These include 22 actual slave cabins too.

This is the highest historic designation you can get in the USA, with Mount Vernon and Gettysburg on the same register.

Today, the Evergreen Plantation is still a place where people live and work, as it's a privately owned sugar cane plantation. Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, it's also an incredibly stunning part of the country to visit!

Evergreen Plantation operates two tours a day which will take you deep into the plantation culture in Louisiana. You'll learn all about the 250 years of family ownership, as well as the architectural significance of the buildings. 

Children will also learn about the dependence on slave labor, and why the later freeing of the African-Americans was so important to not only the operation, but to the people.

A fascinating insight into the history of the South, and a history that children should understand so they can see how far we have come.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $20

Children: $6 for under 18 years

Discount: Student, military and senior discounts

Free Under: 5 years

LAST UPDATED 2018

Need a little extra help?

Just give them a call about the accessibility if you have any questions!

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When can we go?

Tours operate 11:15am & 2pm Monday to Saturday. Gates open 10:30am to 2:15pm

Year round, but closed some major holidays

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Any top tips?

Please note that visitors need to join a guided tour in order to view the plantation; self-guided tours are only available for the Visitors’ Center

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