I wanted to love this place. The grounds are beautiful. The people in the welcome center are lovely. The house is reconstructed in such a way that it is reminiscent of pre-Civil War times.
Now, you may be asking, why not give four or five stars? Because (a) I can't give a half star and (b) how the plantation handled slavery. The guided tour either ignored the realities of slavery or made jokes about it. While I suppose I should have expected a plantation in the south to gloss over the horrors of slavery, our guide literally made jokes and seemed ambivalent about this dark time in our nations history. Our guide actually said something along the lines of the enslaved people not having too badly because they were paid...Excuse me?!?
Again, lovely location, very close to New Orleans, BUT if you want a real historical tour, go to the Whitney Plantation.
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