Yeah. It's pretty gorgeous. We toured the grounds, which included reconstructed slave cabins, the old blacksmith shop, and also took a guided tour of the mansion. It has a very interesting past and if you're ever in the area, I definitely recommend you check it out. The restaurant on property is also delicious and we all enjoyed our lunch.
Fun fact- the plantations were all very close to one another and they all used the bell system to signal to the slaves when they should do what. These bells could be heard up to 4 miles away, but as the properties were so close to one another, each bell was given a unique tone so the slaves could distinguish their bell from the others.
And now for the pictures!
|Some of the slave cabins|
|Inside one side of the cabin. A family of about 5 slaves would live in here.|
|A very old fire extinguisher|
|My delicious lunch of Louisiana Redfish|
|Matt's red beans & rice- also tasty!|
|Inside the blacksmith's shop|
|Walking towards the back of the home|
|Looking from the front of the home out towards the road|
|HUGE 300 year-old oaks|
|Inside the living room during the tour|
|This 'fan' in the dining room was used to help keep the flies off the food|
|Looking out from the 2nd story balcony|
|The bell for this plantation|
|We decided this is our new home|