Sunday, March 22, 2009

In the morning, we toured Rosedown Plantation, purchased by the state of Louisiana for $5 million in 2000. Before the Civil War the original owners, Martha & Daniel Turnbull, had been one of the wealthiest families in the country. Today the main house, historic gardens, and 13 outbuildings, and 371 remaining acres (the original plantation was 3,455 acres) are preserved and open to the public by Louisiana Office of State Parks as an excellent illustration of 1800's southern plantation life.

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